Previously, we discussed the various causes and effects of mold and mildew. We covered the structural damage and health risks posed by mold, causing quick deterioration of your home and serious health implications with its airborne nature. In this final part, we will continue discussing the effects of mold and mildew and how to take preventative measures to stop the worst.
It is important to attack mold where it starts, which is best done by managing moisture. Fix any water leaks promptly, and ensure proper ventilation in areas prone to humidity such as bathrooms and kitchens. Dehumidifiers can also be great tools in damp areas. Regular inspection of your plumbing as well as sealing cracks and gaps are also important proactive measures to take to prevent water infiltration.
If any water damage such as flooding do arise, it is critical to dry these areas as quickly as you can, as after 24-48 hours mold growth can begin. If you discover mold, consult professionals on how to best address the issue and to ensure proper and safe removal. While mold and mildew can start from seemingly minor issues, their power should not be underestimated. Take proactive measures to make sure your space is protected!
We hope you found this final part on the power of mold and mildew on your home and properties to be insightful in keeping your home and work safe! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!