Top Five Reasons to Call a Pro When You Suspect Mold |SERVPRO® of Montgomery
Did you know there are over 100,000 different types of molds that exist? Not all mold is hazardous or is a threat to your environment. Some mold is good, and some are even used for medical purposes, but mold is not as easy to spot as you think. A few types grow in the teeny, tiniest places of your home where you would never think to look. It’s important to know when to call a professional if you suspect mold growth and to determine if it is hazardous.
What causes mold and how does it survive? Mold often forms in areas with high humidity, uncontrolled condensation, flooding, and sometimes, slow plumbing leaks. Mold only needs a damp, moist environment and organic material to establish itself and thrive. Contrary to common beliefs, when mold is dry,?it is not dead!?Areas with mold must be cleaned properly for it to be eliminated from surfaces.
Mold has a “musty” or “earthy” smell. Some people say it can remind you of old gym socks. Preventing mold can be key to ensuring your home is a clean and safe environment. Different ways to do this include keeping your house dry, removing wet clothes from the washing machine as soon as a cycle completes, and regularly cleaning your bathroom with antibacterial products. Also, don’t forget to change out your shower curtains and throw away old sponges, too.
If you have mold on surfaces in your home or business, call SERVPRO of Montgomery. We will remove and repair any damaged products and clean and sanitize all surfaces. You can save money, time, and remain healthy by staying ahead of the game and calling SERVPRO when a professional is needed.