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Helpful Tips in Preventing Mold Growth

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage Helpful Tips in Preventing Mold Growth If You See Signs of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Coronado / San Diego Bay SW today- (619) 435-0365

  • Keep humidity levels in your home as low as you can—no higher than 50%--all day long. An air conditioner or dehumidifier will help you keep the level low. You can buy a meter to check your home’s humidity at a home improvement store. Humidity levels change over the course of a day so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
  • Be sure the air in your home flows freely. Use exhaust fans that vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Clean up and dry out your home fully and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after a flood.
  • Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried right away. 
  • To learn more about preventing mold in your home, see the Environmental Protection Agency’s book A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home at 

    https://www.epa.gov/mold  

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