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Taking Care of Moisture, Preventing Mold

3/14/2018 (Permalink)

Don't let this grow in your basement!

The key to mold control is moisture control. Most important solve moisture problems before they become mold problems!

Tips to preventing Mold

  • Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in your home or commercial property as soon as they are detected.
  • Be aware of condensation and wet spots. Find and fix the source of moisture problem, remembering that there may be more than one source.
  • Prevent moisture due to condensation by increasing surface temperature or reducing the moisture level in air (humidity). To increase surface temperature, insulate or increase air circulation. To reduce the moisture level in air, repair leaks, increase ventilation (if outside air is cold and dry), or dehumidify (if outdoor air is warm and humid).
  • Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside when possible.
  • Maintain low indoor humidity, below 60% relative humidity (RH), ideally 30 – 50%.
  • Have regular inspections on the building and HVAC and perform maintenance as scheduled.

If you have a foundation that always seem damp or wet, provide drainage and slope the ground away from the foundation.

If you suspect mold in your home or office, call SERVPRO of Greeley/Windsor, 970-353-1388.

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