Mold and Your Home
Prevent mold from growing in your home.
Mold is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold can enter your home through doorways, windows, vents and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold from outside can also attach to your clothes, shoes and bags and be carried inside.
Mold will grow in places that have a lot of moisture, like leaks in your roof, windows or pipes and areas that had flooding. Mold grows well on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, drywall and wood products.
Control Mold In Your House
You can control mold growth in your home by:
*Controlling humidity levels.
*Fixing leaks in roofs, windows and pipes.
*Cleaning thoroughly after a flood.
*Ventilating showers, laundry rooms and cooking areas.
If mold is growing in your home, you need to clean up and mold and fix the moisture problem. If there is a large area of mold, call SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest to remove it properly and safely.
Conditions in the Chicago Area Might Be Right For Mold
SERVPRO of Oak Park-River Forest know how to handle the removal of mold.
It’s estimated that more than 1 million types of mold exist, yet less than 10 percent have actually been named. This means mold is very common in both indoor and outdoor environments. While mold and humans can sometimes co-exist without issue, there are certain species of mold that can cause health effects for some people.
If the right conditions exist, mold will grow. Those conditions include:
- Water - Different mold types require varying amounts of liquid before growth begins.
- Temperature - Normal indoor temperatures will promote mold growth.
- Time - Initial mold colonizers can take hold within one day after being exposed to an adequate water supply.
Mold growth can occur in any home, so it’s important to keep an eye out for situations that might promote mold activity. Roof/chimney leaks, wet basements, or condensation from ducts that dampen surrounding insulation are just a few examples of issues that make a house a prime target for mold growth.
If you suspect mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Oak
Park-River Forest to assess the situation. We have the knowledge, tools and track record to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.
If you suspect mold, call us today at 708-483-8636
What to Do:
- Stay out of affected areas.
- Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
- Contact SERVPRO of Oak Park-
River Forest for mold remediation services.