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Mold Doesn't Have To Be Scary

7/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold seen around this window

Over the recent years, mold seems to be a word that makes people freak out about.  They make you feel like it is everywhere in your home!  There is no more need to freak out but instead become informed.

Mold is naturally occurring in our environment and as the year’s progress our houses have become better sealed up from outside air.  This reduces air exchange with the outside environment and increases the opportunities for mold to amplify if the environment is warm, wet or humid.

Mold on drywall and wood can be dealt with by removing and replacing the affected material and is a great solution as long as the humidity, water leaks and temperature is corrected.  The most important factor with mold remediation is that the area is contained and that there are air scrubbers that can clean the air and remove airborne mold spores.  If the air scrubbers are not used then the removal will allow the mold spores to become airborne, which can be filtered through an HVAC system all through the house.

Mold on tile and tubs can be treated by store purchased Mold Stain removers.  This is only for a small area and these removers should not be used on wood/drywall.

If you watch DIY shows they make you feel like mold is everywhere and out of control!  We hope that a little information goes a long way to calm your mold fears!

SERVPRO of North Daytona/Ormond Beach is a Florida licensed mold remediation company that can help you with your mold issue, for more information visit us at www.SERVPROnorthdaytonabeachormondbeach.com