High humidity is a well-known problem here in Florida. It makes us feel hotter than we already are on almost a daily basis as it doesn’t allow sweat to evaporate from the skin, and it can impact our indoor comfort as well. Humidity forces your air conditioner to work harder to cool you off, which is not good for energy efficiency.
Most importantly, the excess moisture brought on by high humidity levels creates a rather nasty problem in homes: mold. Mold spores spread easily and create health hazards for even the healthiest of homeowners. It can grow on carpet, clothing, the backside of drywall, areas inside walls, and more. While our staff includes licensed mold remediators, we’d like to share with you how you can potentially reduce the risk of mold growth in the first place.
Identify Problem Areas and Remedy Them
Does your basement have issues with flooding? Have you noticed frequent condensation on your windows? Or maybe you’ve noticed a water stain on the ceiling from a leak. These are all ideal scenarios for mold growth. Addressing the problem now, before mold has begun to develop, may help you avoid the issues associated with mold.
Dry Out Wet Areas Right Away
If your basement floods after heavy rainfall or a burst pipe, be sure to have the area dried out within 24-48 hours. Delaying this process can certainly encourage the growth of mold and mildew, making for a much more inconvenient and nasty problem.
Moisture from a shower or cooking can’t always be completely avoided, however, you can certainly reduce moisture by ensuring your home is properly vented where it should be. This includes your kitchen, bathroom, and bedrooms that might have bathrooms attached.
Should you suspect mold despite taking the above-mentioned steps, contact our team. We’re also qualified to perform full mold assessments to evaluate how serious your mold problem is so that we can advise you on next steps.
For professional mold removal services in West Palm Beach, FL, contact Envirotech Air Quality Services today.