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How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

10/26/2017 (Permalink)

We have really seen it all!

You wouldn’t think that a home could be completely overtaken by mold damage, but we at SERVPRO of Palmdale/Acton really have seen all the colors of the rainbow and all the thickness mold ensues. Whether the mold is on walls, carpets, windows (not just the window sills, but actual glass), doors, couches, curtains, or your crawlspace, it will find a place to repopulate.

Have you checked behind your couch lately?

We have seen this problem very often. When furniture is pushed too far against a wall, or a home has been closed tightly for too long, mold will begin to grow due to the dark, enclosed spaces. Regularly cleaning around and behind your furniture, as well as checking for mold (Have you looked UNDER your couch lately? Little Johnny may be sticking his snacks under there for later.)

When was your heater last used?

If your home isn’t regularly used or the heat isn't being run in the winter, mold may start to grow due to the moisture buildup and no regular air flow or drying activity. We recently performed mold cleaning on a Palmdale home because the home had no heat for several weeks. Mold was growing on the pillows in the closet, and much of the clothing and fabrics in the home had to be treated for a musty/moldy smell.

We recommend keeping your home dry; just because the toilet doesn’t overflow, doesn’t mean your home isn’t being exposed to moisture.

Need some more tips? Click here to get more information on what to do if you find mold.

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