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Mold Remediation: Prevention

Published by 911 Restoration Washington DC on May 21, 2013 in category: Mold Inspection with tags:

Mold is a fungi and is an organism that can grow anywhere; especially on carpets, food, clothing, paper, drywall, inside walls and above ceiling tiles. Mold is difficult to get rid of and can produce allergies that can disrupt and sometimes, harm your health.

Mold, as soon as it is detected, needs to be dealt with quickly before it becomes a health hazard for you and your family and before it destroys parts of your home. The best way to prevent mold is to prevent moisture from accumulating. Begin by looking at areas in your home where you suspect mold may be growing; such as in your basement, your closets, around a window where condensation is accumulating, a water stain on your ceiling, on a damp carpet area or in a kitchen or bathroom where moisture accumulates.

As soon as you find wet or damp areas, dry them thoroughly. Look for areas where you may leave wet items on the floor or on your furniture without drying them. Such wet items, when left on the floor or furniture can turn into mold. Another way to prevent mold is to by keeping your home ventilated. Then, if you are renovating or building a home, use mold-resistant drywall and paints that has mold inhibitors in them. Be sure to check to see if the ground around your home slopes away from the foundation. If it doesn’t slope away from your home, it could collect in those areas and flow down into your basement or crawlspace.

It is important to note that exposure to mold can cause headaches, irritations in your throat, eyes and skin, can also cause coughing, wheezing and stuffy nasal passages. Mold can also cause asthma and other respiratory concerns and if left untreated can cause serious health problems and so help from Mold Removal Washington DC is needed.

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