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Preventing Mold Infestation in Properties

Mold has been on Earth for millions of years, even before the first humans walked on the face of this planet. It is found almost everywhere. Its spores can be found in air, and it colonizes all surfaces that are ideal for its growth.

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In homes and buildings, mold typically grows in places where there is plenty of moisture. It can be found around leaky windows, doors, pipes, air conditioning units, and other areas that are constantly wet.

It can feed on household materials that are made from organic materials, from the wooden architectural embellishments of a home to upholstered furnishings covered with cotton fabric. Mold can also grow on books, wallpaper, painted walls, drywall panels, carpeting, and area rugs.

Controlling mold growth in your home or place of work

As one of the leading mold remediation service providers in San Antonio and surrounding areas in Texas, Mackenzie Restoration has had solid years of experience dealing with mold infestation. Our experts recommend tackling mold growth at the source in order to completely eliminate the problem. Below are some tips you can follow in order to prevent mold growth in your property. 

  • Make sure that your home or building has no leaks. Common areas that leaks affect include your roofing, the gutters of your roof, windows, doors, pipes, water consuming appliances and their drain lines, and fixtures that use water (e.g.bathtubs, toilets, sinks). When a leak is found, repair it immediately.
  • If your property has experienced water damage, make sure to get professional help immediately. You only have a window of up to 48 hours after the disaster takes place before mold begins to grow in affected areas.
  • The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends venting appliances that produce moisture, including clothes dryers, kerosene heaters, and stoves.
  • Place a fan or open the windows in places of your home or building where there is plenty of moisture. A water damage outlet The bathroom and the kitchen are examples.
  • To counter humidity, you may use air-conditioners and domestic dehumidifiers.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the use mold-killing products such as bleach to clean your bathroom and other areas in your property. Never mix bleach with other cleaning products to prevent toxic fumes from forming.
  • Use mold-inhibiting treatments to paints before doing a paint job.

By following these tips, you can keep your home or office safe from potentially dangerous mold infestation.

If you are currently facing a mold growth problem in your property, please don’t hesitate to get help from Mackenzie Restoration. Our mold remediation experts are just a phone call away if you need immediate assistance. We can be reached through our phone number at 855-982-9654 or through our contact page.