When you spot the early tell-tale signs of mold in your home, it's easy to panic. In addition to causing damage and looking unsightly, mold sparks a whole range of health issues. At Green Clean Restoration, we provide mold remediation services throughout the area. If you want to make sure your mold remediation is a success, here are some of our top tips.
Tend to sources of water damage
Many of our clients come to us because they're experiencing mold following water damage. Sometimes this damage is entirely accidental. For example, a child leaving a tap running and causing a flood. On other occasions, it's because of a persistent leak somewhere in their pipework.
When the damage arises due to a leak or a similar fault, you need to address it immediately. Although we use the latest industry techniques as a part of our mold remediation services, the work won't last if you don't address water problems. Our team will always highlight ongoing issues if they spot any during the course of their work.
Clean your HVAC system
Your HVAC system plays an important role in preventing mold. At the same time, it can become the cause of new mold growth. While tending to our customers' properties, we always advise that they clean their HVAC once our work is done.
Cleaning your HVAC system is essential if you want to prevent further mold outbreaks. If your system contains hidden spores, it can spread them through your home when our work is done. As a result, you may face fresh growth sooner than you expected.
Reduce moisture with dehumidifiers & modernization
Moisture reduction is the key to making sure our mold remediation services are a success. How easy reducing mold is will depend on a few factors. For example, if your house is old, it's likely to have more sources of mold than those that are new.
Using a dehumidifier is a dependable way to reduce moisture in the air. Additionally, if your house doesn't benefit from double glazed windows already, now's the time to install some. In addition to reducing mold, we've found that double glazing can lower your energy bills as it traps temperatures into your home. Finally, make sure you perform an annual review of mold entry points. Many of the properties we attend have gaps and cracks that let the damp in, which then makes mold worse.
Install a cooker hood
At Green Clean Restoration, we understand that your kitchen is probably one of the most active areas of your home. As homeowners ourselves, we also know that kitchens are a big source of steam. Although you can always open the window and ventilate that way, it's a slow ventilation process and it isn't always practical during the winter.
Instead of depending on open windows, try installing a cooker hood. Cooker hoods draw steam away as soon as it hits the air, which then reduces the amount of dampness that's left over. As an added perk, they remove smells from the air too. When you're cooking particularly rich dishes, removing smells from the air makes your home a comfier place to spend time in.
Ventilate other damp areas
Whether your property has one bathroom or several, you need to ventilate each area adequately to prolong the results of our mold remediation services. If you have a ventilation fan in your home, make sure you remind everyone who lives there to turn it on before they shower. Until then, open your bathroom windows after showering.
At Green Clean Restoration, we provide mold remediation services to people throughout our locale. To learn more about what we do, call or to get a quote!