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The Problem with Mold

5/26/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on wall Mold growth due to excessive moisture.

Mold is a common finding throughout many homes and buildings, and it is most common in or around areas that contain a lot of moisture. These may be areas around leaks, roofs, windows, pipes, or areas where there has been previous flooding. Mold is able to thrive on a number of surfaces including paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, wallpaper, carpet, and upholstery -- all things very common throughout the average home. 

If you have an ongoing moisture problem in your building, it is important to be on the lookout for the following signs: 

  • The presence of visible mold. 
  • Strong musty odors that might indicate mold is present. 
  • Any evidence of past moisture problems. 
  • Excess humidity. 

Aside from being just plain annoying, mold can have a number of adverse health effects on you or your family when it is growing inside your home. The health effects make it very important to resolve a mold problem when one is present.  

Here are a few things you can do to help prevent mold growth: 

  • Control humidity levels.
  • Promptly fix leaky roofs, windows, and pipes.
  • Thoroughly clean and dry after flooding.
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

For help with a mold problem in your home, you can call SERVPRO of Evanston


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