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3 Ways To Prevent Mold From Growing Inside Your Home

9/17/2021 (Permalink)

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3 Ways To Prevent Mold Growth In Your Home

Protecting your Finley, WA, home from mold can prevent costly repairs and the time it takes to treat it. While mold spores are naturally present in the air, they can multiply during times of high humidity or after a residence suffers water damage. However, there are ways you can prevent mold from taking hold inside your home, whether you are dealing with the aftermath of flood damage or simply want to protect your home from unwelcome fungi.

1. Maintain Your Plumbing System

Leaky pipes under sinks, old toilets and corroded plumbing in your basement or attic can all cause conditions ripe for mold growth. Leaky pipes and appliances can keep surfaces constantly moist, and since mold spores are attracted to moisture, this can cause them to latch on and multiply. Maintaining your plumbing and having a flood cleanup and restoration company come in to find trouble spots if water damage occurs can keep your home free of the moisture that attracts mold spores.

2. Use an Air Filter

One way to practice mold prevention in your home is to invest in an air filtration unit that captures mold spores. Consider using one with a HEPA filter and carbon cartridge to keep your home's air safe and fresh. There are many different models available, and some include a programmable system that allows the unit to run without daily adjustments.

3. Maintain From the Outside In

Keeping your property free of pooling or stagnant water and maintaining your home's drainage system can prevent water from seeping into your basement, where mold is commonly found. Mold spores do not need sunlight to grow and can thrive in dark, moist environments, so keeping your basement dry and ensuring moisture drains away from your home can control mold growth.

While mold occurs naturally, keeping it from encroaching on your Finley, WA, home can prevent costly treatments and the spread of different species of fungi. Maintaining your plumbing and drainage systems and cleaning up water damage quickly are the best ways to keep it at bay.

Mold Worries? Not When SERVPRO Is On The Scene!

6/5/2020 (Permalink)

A hot water line leaked inside this Pasco home, causing damage and the perfect situation for mold to grow.

A hot water line started leaking in this Pasco, Washington home. When the homeowner noticed a puddle of water in the bathroom, they did the right thing and called SERVPRO of Tri Cities West right away.

When a plumbing line leaks inside a wall, especially a hot water line, it is imperative to get it fixed and dried as soon as possible. A hot, dark and humid area, such as in the wall, is the perfect situation for mold to start growing and spreading in less than 24 hours.

If you experience a water leak call us as soon as you can. We will have a IIRC Certified technician out to mitigate the water damage quickly and make sure any possibility of mold is remediated.

WE are open for emergency’s 24 hours a day and 365 days a year.

Even on Holidays we have a 1-4-8 policy for our customers. We will have a professional contact you within 1 hour of notice, Be on site to mitigate the damage within 4 hours and have a file prepared for your insurance within 8 hours of your call.

That’s why SERVPRO is not only the brand you know and trust but also known to be “faster to any size disaster”

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