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Limiting Mold Growth: The Do's and Don'ts With Water Damage to Help Prevent Mold

5/12/2020 (Permalink)

A woman looking at mold on her walls Found Mold?

Moisture control is the key to mold control. When water leaks or spills occur in doors - act promptly.... A prompt response within 24 to 48 hours and thorough clean up, drying, and/or removal of water damage materials will prevent or limit mold growth. It is pertinent to act fast with water damage, that’s why SERVPRO is always available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. Our motto is “faster to any size disaster.”

DO:

  • Stop the source of water
  • Extract water
  • Dry out the materials fast and thoroughly
  • Place blocks under furniture
  • Open drawers, cabinets and doors for air flow
  • Treat the area with anti-microbial

DON'T:

  • Don’t go into a room with standing water before the electricity is turned off
  • Don’t use electric appliances while standing in water or on wet floors
  • Don’t disturb mold. Call a professional instead

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