With the dry climate in Arizona, most people don’t think about mold, but it can be a problem even in the driest environments. There are many sources of water that can provide the fuel for mold in your home. If you want to make sure you don’t wind up with mold, here are some ways to help prevent it.
Clean up thoroughly after water intrusions
If you do get water in your home, whether it’s from a flood or a burst pipe, you need to make sure you clean up thoroughly. That involves more than just running fans for a few days. You may need to consider throwing out and replacing carpet, furniture and bedding that got wet, and you also may need to replace drywall. For the best results, you should hire a professional Mold Removal company such as Rocky Mountain Restoration to do your cleanup and remediation for you.
Avoid humid conditions
It’s hard to envision humid conditions in the Phoenix area, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to create those conditions in your home. If you have a bathroom that isn’t ventilated well or that doesn’t have an exhaust fan, you could wind up with humid conditions pretty easily, and that makes for a good environment for growing mold. Ensure your bathrooms and any other room where water is present is well ventilated to avoid having too much humidity.
Watch for signs of leaks
One of the ways mold grows unchecked is when you have a hidden leak in your home that provides an ongoing water source. It’s important to check regularly in places where hidden leaks could occur, such as under your bathroom or kitchen sink, around your toilet or in crawlspaces where pipes reside. You also should not ignore any signs of a hidden leak, such as a discolored spot on a wall or ceiling.
If you need cleanup services after a water disaster to avoid mold growth or if you already have mold and need professional remediation services, call Rocky Mountain Restoration to do the work.