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Moisture and Mold Prevention Tips

1/17/2019 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO Moisture and Mold Prevention Tips Be proactive and prevent mold from growing in your Melbourne house by following these simple practice daily/weekly.

After the remediation and reconstruction is completed, facility managers and homeowners must commit to a mold-free environment by taking the necessary steps to prevent a recurrence mold contamination. Integrate the following practices into your Melbourne building management plan or Florida home maintenance practices.

  • Moisture control is the key to mold control. When water leaks or spills occurs indoors – Act Quickly. If building materials, wet or damp, are dried within 24 to 48 hours after the leak or spill occurred, in most cases mold will not grow.
  • Maintain all painted surfaces on exterior wood surfaces
  • Clean and repair roof gutters regularly. Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so the water does not enter or collect around the foundation.
  • Keep Air-conditioning drip pans clean and the drain lines unobstructed and flossing property.
  • Keep indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (Ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter, a small, inexpensive instrument available at many hardware stores
  • Do not carpet bathroom and utility rooms. Remove and replace flooded carpets.
  • Strive for positive building pressure to reduce infiltration of humid, hot air.
  • Avoid impermeable vinyl or other impermeable coverings on the interior building surfaces.
  • Install vapor barriers based on climate.
  • Vent appliances that’s produce moisture, such as clothes dryer, stoves, and kerosene heaters to the outside where possible.
  • Use air conditioners and/or de-humidifiers.
  • Run the bathroom fan or open the window when showering. Use exhaust fans or open window whenever cooking, running the dishwasher and dishwashing, etc.

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