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Identifying Mold as Part of Mold Damage Cleanup in Bayonne, NJ, and Steps to Take for Prevention of Mold Growth

August 4th, 2016 · No Comments

Mold growing in your home is unsightly, results in unpleasant odors, and will begin decomposing the surface it grows on. If mold is growing in your home in Bayonne, NJ or anywhere throughout northern New Jersey it’s time to call the professionals at ServiceMaster Metro for mold damage cleanup.

You may be wondering how mold growth begins, how to identify it, and what steps to take for preventing mold growth. Here we will talk about just that so that you can protect your home from mold.

What facilitates mold growth?

Suitable Temperature | Organic Matter | High Relative Humidity | Enough Oxygen

Mold starts growing if conditions are conducive with:

  • Optimal temperature
  • Organic material to thrive on such as natural fibers, leather, paper, or any other surface with presence of organic matter (like grease, food, and soil)
  • High relative humidity

How do you identify mold?

Discoloration | Musty Odors | Stains

Let’s look at some of the ways you can identify a mold problem in your home.

Discoloration as well as a musty odor can help you recognize mold growth on books, textiles, and other household items. However, dirt over hard surfaces (such as wood, tile, or paint) can look similar to discoloration caused by mold.

Similarly, if you find green stains appearing on exterior surface of your home then it might be algae instead of mold.

Preventing mold growth

Lowering Moisture – A Step Towards Preventing Mold Growth

Moisture aids in mold growth so controlling moisture in your home can help prevent mold a mold problem.

Lowering moisture in the house: Usual household activities result in moisture buildup inside the house. Here are some examples of activities that cause moisture buildup.

If there are four people in the family and they stay at home for twelve hours, then they will produce about twelve pints of water, simply by breathing.

Similarly, when a shower is taken then it adds around half pint of water into the air

Left over moisture on towels as well as in shower stall will create additional moisture in the air.

Cooking daily adds about five pints of moisture

In total, about 50 pints of moisture is created by the family every day.

How do you reduce moisture buildup inside the house?

Some of the steps you can take include covering the pans while cooking, taking shorter showers or taking bath in a tub, utilizing exhaust fans, and other ventilation methods.

Facing a mold problem in your home? ServiceMaster Metro provides mold damage cleanup in Bayonne, NJ and across northern New Jersey. We have the experience, equipment, and expertise to handle any mold problem. Call us at (855) 560-7999 and we’ll get started right away!

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