Mold Remediation Tips
If you have ever seen mold in the bathroom, kitchen or elsewhere in your Salem County home, you know just how unsightly it can be. Not only is mold ugly, but it can also make your home look dirty and unkempt. What you should know, however, is that mold is more than just unappealing; it can also cause health effects for you and your family members.
1. Locate the Source
Before SERVPRO can thoroughly and effectively get rid of the mold in your home, we have to determine where it is coming from. We'll check for leaky pipes, for example, since they are a common cause of mold.
2. Discard of Materials That are Contaminated
Get rid of any material that is contaminated by mold, such as a shower curtain, by putting it in a plastic bag and throwing it away.
3. Keep Drip Pans Clean
Check the drip pans for your refrigerator and air conditioner. Because they are kept moist, these pans can become a breeding ground for mold.
4. Reduce the Humidity in Your Home
Salem County mold thrives in moist environments, so reducing the humidity in your home can help. Consider investing in a dehumidifier to help pull some of the moisture out of the air. Also, use your stove vent when you are cooking, and turn the exhaust fan on in your bathroom when you are taking a bath or shower.
5. Check Your Home's Foundation
It is critical to ensure that your home's foundation isn't allowing any water to seep into your basement. Otherwise, this moisture could cause mold to grow.
6. Monitor the Site
Keep an eye on any areas that have grown mold before to ensure that the problem has not resurfaced.
7. Don't Be Afraid to Call SERVPRO.
Some homeowners may try to take care of the mold problem themselves, the preferred solution is to call a Salem County area professional to identify and remediate your mold damage. We have high tech measurement and monitoring devices to locate hidden moisture that you might not readily see.
If you suspect that your Salem County home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Salem County can inspect and assess your property. If mold is found, they have the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation. Call us at (856) 339-0500 for help.