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Mold in Winter Months

1/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a word that can put fear in your heart as a homeowner.  Mold in the home can make you and your family sick depending on what kind it might be.  It also doesn't look very nice and can  weaken your walls, ceilings and floors.

Mold is a type of fungus that  naturally grows in many places, but inside your house it can pose a health risk and create negative air quality.

There are 2 types of mold Allergenic and Mycotoxin.

Allergenic mold is the one that is typically not a health risk unless you are sensitive to mold or have asthma.

Mycotoxin mold is toxic and hazardous for humans and pets and should be removed with extreme care. 

We at SERVPRO of Piscataway will come to your home and perform an inspection to determine if mold is present and what steps need to be taken for remediation.

Here are some tips To prevent mold from occurring:

During the cold winter months make sure that your indoor humidity level is below 40 percent.

Remove possible sources of mold growth by vacuuming and cleaning. Pay close attention to bathrooms and rooms that generate a lot of moisture.

In bathroom and kitchen areas it is best to have and exhaust fan or open window when producing moisture from a hot shower. Exhaust fans should be vented to the outdoors and not in attic and crawl spaces.

Paper, books and clothing are food sources for mold so try not to store them in humid places like the basement. 

If you are in need of assistance with what you may think is a possible mold issue feel free to call us at SERVPRO of Piscataway we are always here to help.

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