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Mold Damage in Myrtle Grove From Water or Moisture

10/26/2016 (Permalink)

Don't Grapple with Mold and Its Friends in Myrtle Grove, Call SERVPRO

When Your Home Inspections Reveal Mold Damage, Call SERVPRO for Remediation

Florida is prime territory for mold damage and growth inside the home. With the warm, moist air, and high humidity most of the year, mold frequently thrives in the air and the home. From wood and cardboard products in your garage to wet ceilings and leaking pipes, water damage and humidity levels can do a lot to contribute to greater risks of mold damage.
Mold damage in Myrtle Grove can be distressing for your family, especially if you have children or elderly family members living with you. Finding toxic mold in any area of your home can cause health effects and is something that must be removed immediately. You can count on our mold remediation and removal experts at SERVPRO to respond to your fungi emergency day or night.
Mold Prevention
As a homeowner, there are steps you can take to prevent the growth of mold inside your home. Ventilation and humidity control are two of the most important things you can do to avoid mold damage. RH, relative humidity, if properly controlled, even through mechanical means, will greatly assist in providing better indoor air quality.
First, make sure that your air conditioning (HVAC) unit is working properly. Check for leaks, make sure it has plenty of refrigerants, inspect the pan for water accumulation, and check that your indoor register covers are dry. If they aren't, then there is a moisture problem in the duct work.
Second, fix any existing leaks from water pipes, water heaters, air conditioning units in the attic or garage, around your windows, and on your roof. This will stop the moisture from the leak from interacting with Florida’s high humidity and creating the perfect environment for mold damage inside your home.
Also, if you have experienced flooding in your home from either natural causes or a broken pipe, be sure to have a professional such as SERVPRO come into thoroughly clean and dry all affected areas. Air out the home and continue routine ventilation of shower, laundry, and cooking areas -- this will keep humidity levels down inside your home and stop moisture in its tracks.
Contact Us
Contact SERVPRO of West Pensacola at (850) 469-1160 if you encounter mold or smell that musty odor inside your home. We can help.

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