Mold in your Bathroom
One of the most common problems regarding mold and mildew is Bathroom Mold. Firstly this problem occurs because the humidity level in the Bathroom are high. It’s usually moist and very warm there and those 2 ingredients are perfect breeding ground for black mold. Below are some tips to reduce your humidity levels in your Bathroom and some tips of what you should do if you think you have mold, anywhere in the home.
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Preventing Humidity in your Bathroom
Air Flow – you’ll want air flowing throughout your Bathroom. Bathrooms sometimes have air flow vents in the apex of the side of the roof. The object is to have the air flowing and prevent it from being still so black mold spores don’t settle. Still air keeps humidity better than moving air.
Remove all wet materials – Many times wet, soggy stuff is laying around. These material raises the moisture content level in the air. The more constant moisture, the more likely you’ll get black mold. If you find unexpected wet areas, it is probably a sign of a water leak. Water damage and black mold can ensue so fix them immediately. For Water Damage, check out Affordable Restoration. They deal with water and mold damage.
Check regularly – look for signs of mold in the most common places that have the least air flow and the most wet materials: the bathroom and the kitchen. For the best mold inspection, call us 1-855-255-MOLD . We will send some to your property and visually inspect all the right areas that would lead to black mold. We also can use advanced search technology like a thermal camera that can usually locate water leaks behind walls. If left unchecked these leaks can turn into big mold problems.
Got Black Mold?
Here are some tips you can look for if you think you have black mold:
1. Smell – The smell of dirty old socks or that locker room smell is a good indication you have mold.
2. High humidity – The still, wet feeling you get if you walk into a steamy shower. Remember the high humidity is perfect breeding ground for black mold spores.
3. Water leaks – check the water tanks, under sinks, Bathroom, outside hoses and of course look at your water bill. Did it shoot up recently. IF so, you probably have a water leak and water leaks lead to black mold growing.
4. Stuffy Feeling – The property feels stuffy. Often residents complain of having a stuffy nose. If you find this is the case, have Dade Mold Inspectors check out your property for mold.
These few tips can reduce the chances of black mold growing. Be sure to call us for any information you might want regarding any mold problem you encounter.
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