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SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley Shares Preventing Mold Damage: Essential Tips for a Healthy Home

2/5/2023 (Permalink)

Green box with text and orange SERVPRO logo By following these tips, you can help prevent mold damage in your home, protecting your family's health and your home's structure.

Mold damage can be a major problem in many homes, causing health problems and damaging the structure of the building. In order to prevent mold damage, it is important to understand the conditions that allow mold to thrive and what steps can be taken to prevent its growth.

Here are some tips to help you prevent mold damage in your home:

  1. Control humidity levels: Mold thrives in moist environments, so it is essential to keep indoor humidity levels low. Use a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air
  2. Fix leaks: Promptly fix any leaks in your roof, walls, or plumbing to prevent water damage and mold growth
  3. Keep surfaces clean and dry: Regularly clean and dry surfaces in high-risk areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Use a mold-resistant cleaning solution
  4. Increase ventilation: Ensure that your home has proper ventilation to help prevent mold growth. This can be achieved by opening windows and doors regularly, using exhaust fans, and keeping air vents clear.
  5. Inspect and maintain HVAC systems: Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems can become a breeding ground for mold if not properly maintained. 
  6. Store items properly: Store items, especially paper products and organic materials, properly in sealed containers to prevent mold growth.
  7. Regularly inspect your home: Regular inspections of your home can help identify mold damage early, allowing you to take action before it becomes a bigger problem.
  8. Look for discoloration on walls and ceilings, a musty odor, or any other signs of moisture damage.

By following these tips, you can help prevent mold damage in your home, protecting your family's health and your home's structure.

SERVPRO of Newton Wellesley is your premier choice for fire damage and restoration. Our teams are ready to respond 24 hours a week, any day of the year. When you bring us on the job our team of licensed contractors and certified technicians will work collaboratively with you throughout the duration of the project. They will keep you updated on the project's status and ensure that your expectations are met. We will help you to move forward and make it “Like it never even happened” for all of your fire damage. 

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