Limiting Factors for Seminole Mold Growth
Reduction in Moisture and Chemical Applications Remediate Mold Infestations in Seminole
Mold can survive under a range of conditions, but will usually only begin its growth in areas of wetness or high humidity while temperatures remain mild. Most molds prefer the same temperatures as humans, and as such have a propensity for growth in our homes. SERVPRO recommended keeping your home dry and sealed as a primary preventative measure against mold growth, but mold-resistant paints and finishes can also help to discourage growth or spread of existing problems. Here's a quick summary of some of the most potent limiting factors for the growth of mold.
By far the easiest factor to control and the most efficient way to restrict mold growth in Seminole, keeping humidity low and dampness away from your home is the first step in any effective defense against mold growth. Almost all mold infestations start from an unusual source of moisture in the home, and correspondingly, shutting off this source stops most growth in its tracks. Keeping your home protected against water damage and ensuring that any damages get cleaned up immediately is critical in stopping mold growth in the future.
Some types of mold respond negatively to extremely high or low temperatures. In some cases, a SERVPRO technician may want to open up part of your home to outside air, usually in the context of a drying process or to introduce especially cold or hot outside air. Under extreme mold situations and weather conditions, it is challenging to control mold growth with temperature unless the home's residents have temporarily left the premises.
Certain chemicals can be used to stop or prevent mold growth. These are usually applied during remediations after any moisture has been dried up, or applied through paints and finishes throughout the home. We always make sure to use premium, environmentally-friendly, and safe chemicals when dealing with mold. SERVPRO only deploys EPA approved antifungal and antimicrobial products during mold remediation.
SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches is a local provider of mold remediation and prevention services. In the event of possible mold growth safeguard your home against it, call us at (727) 391-6212.