How to Stop Mold Growth

How does Mold Spread?

You know mold is bad. But do you know just how bad? Mold has the ability to quickly spread throughout your home, infecting every nook and cranny. How? Mold spores. These tiny spores, ranging in size from 1 – 20 microns, are easily carried by air currents in your home. And when these spores land in places with favorable conditions, with sufficient moisture and humidity, you will see mold growth.

How to stop Mold Growth

Mold growth occurs inside when mold spores land on a surface with enough moisture to support their growth.

  1. Address the Issue: What caused the mold? Is the roof leaking? Is a pipe leaking? Before you can ever hope to rid your home of mold and stop mold growth, you must first correct the underlying issue.
  2. Reduce Humidity: Mold needs humid conditions to grow. ASHRAE recommends keeping relative humidity between 30 – 60% to prevent mold growth.
  3. Exhaust Excess Humidity: Sometimes, it is impossible to prevent humid conditions, like in the bathroom or kitchen. In these areas, it is important to vent the humidity outside using an exhaust fan.
  4. Act Quickly: If you experience flooding or a plumbing issue, be sure to remove standing water as soon as possible. Then pick up the phone and call your local Baltimore mold remediation company.
  5. Mold Remediation Baltimore: If you have a mold problem in your home or business, it is best to address the issue quickly to minimize the chances it spreads. So pick up the phone and call Chesapeake Environmental Cleaning Systems. We employ only the most qualified mold remediators. Not only have they undergone extensive training, but they also use state-of-the-art equipment to save time and efficiently remediate your mold problem. Our processes are so comprehensive that we offer a warranty against return mold growth in any of the treated areas.

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