MOISTURE CONTROL IS THE KEY TO MOLD CONTROL

When water leaks or spills occur indoors – act promptly. Any initial water infiltration should be stopped and cleaned as soon as possible. A prompt response (within 24-48 hours) and thorough clean- up, drying, and/or removal of water-damaged materials will prevent or limit mold growth.

Mold prevention tips include:

  • Repairing plumbing leaks and leaks in the building as soon as possible.
  • Looking for condensation and wet spots.
  • Preventing moisture condensation by increasing surface temperature or reducing the moisture level in the air (humidity).
  • Increase ventilation and/or use a dehumidifier.
  • Keep HVAC drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Maintain relative humidity below 60% (30-50% if possible).
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.
  • Vent kitchens (cooking areas) and bathrooms to the outside where possible.
  • Cleaning and drying wet or damp spots as soon as possible.
  • Providing adequate drainage around buildings, and sloping ground away from building foundations.
  • Pinpointing areas where leaks have occurred, identifying the causes, and taking preventive action to ensure they they do not reoccur.

ON SITE INVESTIGATION AND CORRECTION

G&C Environmental always performs an on-site investigation in order to identify sources of moisture and biological contamination, so repair options can be formulated and considered, thus preventing a re-occurrence of the same problem. This is the essence of mold prevention.

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