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The Humidity in Florida Can Easily Cause Mold Damage in Your Pinellas County Home

5/8/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO Says Controlling Humidity in Pinellas County Condos Helps Prevent Mold Damage

SERVPRO Recommends a Controlled RH  to Help Prevent Mold Infestations

No one likes to find mold damage in their home, and no one likes the humidity that can cause it. The geographic position of Florida brings plenty of wet and hot weather, due to its location adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico. For homes that are not protected from high levels of humidity, Florida can be a difficult place to live without problems. However, situations like this are precisely why professional remediation companies exist; to help you when you find damage inside of your home that goes beyond your own ability to handle.
You may wonder how the mold damage inside of your Pinellas County home came to be. The fact that surprises many people is that mold spores are omnipresent. It is impossible to be completely rid of mold spores in your residence. However, dormant mold spores do not become a problem until certain factors allow them to multiply and grow. Humidity brings water in contact with the food source-- walls, floors, furniture, and food inside of your home. If your home is not correctly built to handle high humidity levels, mold damage is almost a guarantee. You can help prevent fungal growth by maintaining an RH relative humidity within your residence of between 50-70%. Homes constructed with HVAC systems simply need the temperature to keep below 80 degrees. This cooling system "conditions" the ambient air and decreases the level of water vapor.
It is not wise to ignore mold damage in your home as it can cause health effects. If you are continually catching a musty scent, it is enough of a sign that there is mold activity in your home to justify calling for help. Here at SERVPRO, we strive to get our employees to you swiftly, no matter the time so that we can get your home back to its pre-mold state as soon as possible.
SERVPRO can section off the area infected with mold to prevent the colonies from spreading. We can use advanced tools like air scrubbers with HEPA filters to rid the air of the mold spores while we agitate the colonies and clean them. If SERVPRO determines that the moisture levels are too high in the structure of your home, we can dry them out with other trade tools like dehumidifiers and air movers to help prevent mold in the future.
Do not hesitate when you find signs of mold growing in your home. Contact SERVPRO of Seminole & Central Gulf Beaches by dialing (727) 391-6212. No matter the time, we can rush to your home.

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