The very mention of the word “mold” can send some people into a panic. That’s probably because mold can cause health issues and structural damage if left untreated. Preventing its growth in the first place can save you lots of effort and stress in getting rid of it.
There are a few ways you can try to prevent mold from growing and spreading inside your San Bruno home or workplace.
- Look for leaks or water spots. Check for wet spots on the ceiling, floor or around baseboards. If present, they could indicate leaks in the roof or water pipes. Because many water pipes are behind walls, leaks may not be apparent until for some time. The standing water or damp conditions from the leaky pipes will encourage mold growth behind the drywall.
- Keep indoor humidity low. The overall humidity inside a building should be at 50% or lower. When the weather is humid, keep the air conditioner running. If it’s not hot enough to turn on the AC, run a dehumidifier.
- Maintain your HVAC system. Make sure your heating and air conditioning unit is clean and functioning properly. If your air ducts are dirty, have them cleaned. Mold can grow on debris within the ducts, which will circulate the spores throughout the premises.
- Properly ventilate rooms prone to excess moisture. Certain rooms in the home or workplace are more apt to trap moisture, which harbors mold growth. The kitchen, bathrooms and laundry room are areas that should be ventilated to keep them dry. Adding an exhaust fan, opening a window, or using a dehumidifier can get rid of the lingering moisture that leads to mold.
What Causes Mold to Grow
Mold is a fungus that grows everywhere. When it’s outdoors, it’s usually not a concern. However, when it grows indoors, it can result in health issues as well as cause structural damage.
There is basically one thing that mold needs to survive: moisture. Mold can start growing in as little as 24 hours on a wet or damp surface. That’s why it’s very important to know everywhere it’s present so that it can be thoroughly remediated.
Get a Professional Mold Inspection
If you suspect or know you have mold growing in your San Bruno home or commercial building, contact Bay Area Mold Pros. We have the tools and expertise to pinpoint every area where mold is present.
We have been in the building and remodeling industry for over 40 years. This experience has provided the expertise to do accurate mold inspections and testing.
We’re not like some other mold inspection service companies who get your business with a “bait and switch”. Those companies lowball the initial estimate, only to tack on additional services and products afterward. Bay Area Mold Pros gives you the bottom line estimate upfront. You’ll know what you’re paying for and what it will cost BEFORE we do the inspection.
When our inspection is complete, we will provide a detailed written report that includes details of the inspection and our recommendations on how you should proceed. We’re available to answer any questions you have on the report.
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