Mold Damage Is A Real Danger When A Perdido Key Condo Is Empty Over Summer
SERVPRO Tips on Preventing Mold Issues to Your Property
Owning a condo is wonderful – it is so nice to have a place to get away to especially in the winter months. A condo makes a great home away from home, especially during the colder part of the year because Florida is certainly not as chilly as some other states.
However, there is one problem that condo owners need to be aware of: Mold damage to your Perdido Key property due to it being left empty over the summer. A vacant home is, unfortunately, a perfect breeding ground for mold. An unoccupied condo may not have adequate ventilation, and it is easier for humidity to build up. A friend or a year-round neighbor should keep an eye on your winter home.
Poor ventilation, lots of humidity, and the presence of moisture is the ideal recipe for a mold breeding ground. That is why SERVPRO suggests you take steps to protect your condo from fungus while you are not using it.
One simple way to prevent spores from propagating is to run an air conditioning unit. Some homeowners also choose to have a low background level of heating on at all times, though this is seldom a need on the West coast of Florida. Of course, these options do cost money, but in some cases, the money you spend is less than the cost of mold remediation.
It is also a good idea to deal with any problem areas such as damp or humid spots or leaks before you close up your condo for the summer. If you have friends you trust in the local area, ask them to check on your property and air it out from time to time.
Of course, sometimes mold grows no matter how careful you are. For cases of mold damage in your condo, SERVPRO is on hand to help. Our IICRC-certified teams come armed with both the equipment and knowledge necessary to remediate mold problems.
We set up containment around affected areas and use air scrubbers and negative air machines to vent contaminated air. Our team scrubs, vacuums, rubs and applies cleaning products to remove visible mold from surfaces. We also use dehumidifiers to lower the humidity and discourage further fungal growth. We check, and if needed, clear your HVAC system of mold growth and spores.
Do not let mold harm your property. Call SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 for assistance.
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