Mold

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Mold growth often looks like spots but can be many different shapes and colors based on it's maturity.  Mold spores will grow on any place that provides the food source it needs such as paper products, cardboard, drywall, and wood products, just to name a few.  Mold is found everywhere, indoor and outdoors, but needs a food source and moisture to become viable.  People that are sensitive to mold may experience allergy type symptoms.  

Moisture

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Excessive moisture and/or humidity in your crawl space can be detrimental to your home and your health.  It enhances spore growth causing fungus, mold and mildew in your sub-floor structure. It can also affect the indoor air quality and humidity inside your home, leading to unhealthy living conditions.

Helpful tips for a healthy home.


  • Clean or change HVAC filters regularly.
  • Keep humidity levels between 45-55%.  Keep HVAC unit or dehumidifer running during extreme temperatures or when humidity is high.
  • Be sure your home has sufficient ventilation.  Use exhaust fans in kitchens and bathrooms.
  • Perform regular checks in all areas of your home for possible leaks, i.e. plumbing, roof.
  • In the event of flooding or leak, be sure to dry any soaked areas/items immediately.  Mold can grow on items within just a few days under the right conditions.


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