How to Combat Mold Growth
Mold will grow on just about any surface if there is the right combination of humidity, temperatures, and food (mostly consisting of dust) for the mold to devour. Every environment, no matter how clean, contains mold spores. However, it only becomes problematic once those spores reach levels higher than what is outside. By following the right procedures and being mindful of how mold grows, you can keep your home or workspace free of unnecessary levels of mold spores.
Humidity can be a byproduct of a variety of things, from leaky pipes or roofs, to condensation or a naturally humid atmosphere in a particular climate. Humidity levels in interior environments should be kept below 50% because mold thrives in climates above this. Thus, consistently scan your home for any signs of water damage or leakage and make sure your dehumidifier in your A/C unit is running. If your A/C lacks a built in dehumidifier, small, inexpensive ones can be purchased to greatly reduce your risk of mold exposure.
Air Flow and Temperatures
Stagnant air and high temperatures can be another source for mold growth. Circulating fresh air in your home will help lift and capture any moisture that may have settled on any surface. Also, by keeping temperatures below 75 degrees Fahrenheit, especially during summer months, mold will have a more difficult time forming as it thrives in warmer climates. It is imperative you keep your A/C running so you can not only stay cool, but also healthy by eliminating the threat of mold growth.
Questions and Concerns
Remember, if you have a mold issue, think you have a mold issue, or just have a general question, Dove Mold Remediation is here to help. Dove services is available 24/7 for prompt free inspections. We back up our work with a full one year written warranty that includes quarterly proactive inspections and can be renewed year after year.