Mold and water damage can cause numerous problems for any household. Therefore, it’s essential to remove and prevent further damage as soon as possible.
Before we discuss how to prevent damage, we first need to explain what mold is. Mold is a result of condensation or wet surfaces and not enough airflow.
A spread of mold (and other harmful bacteria) can also take place after a flood, burst pipe, or other water-related incidents.
Okay, now that we know what it is, the remainder of this blog post will discuss how to prevent it.
How to prevent a build-up of mold
Preventing the build-up of mold can be challenging. However, there’s a few key takeaway points:
- Wipe down all wet surfaces after use (e.g., the shower)
- Ensure adequate airflow in the property
- Turn on the extractor fan when using the bathroom
- Contact a professional water damage restoration expert in the event of flood or water damage
- Avoid drying washing inside
Mold and water damage as a result of a flood
If your property has been affected by a flood, burst pipe, or other severe water damage, then it’s essential to contact a professional restoration expert as soon as possible.
A water damage restoration expert, such as the team at Jacob’s ladder, can remove the water and dry your property correctly. This is essential to ward off mold and other harmful bacteria from growing.
The sooner you act, the better.
Finding the source of a leak
If the water damage on your property is the result of a leak, then you need to find this quickly.
This can be an internal leak (e.g., a burst pipe) or an external link, perhaps even moisture and water seeping through the walls and ceiling.
Once again, if you cannot find the source of the leak, we suggest contacting a professional for assistance.
Improve the airflow in your home to prevent mold and water damage
Finally, one of the best ways to reduce the build-up of mold and bacteria within your home is to improve airflow.
There are several ways to do this, including opening windows, turning on fans, and using the extractor fan when possible.
Opening windows isn’t always possible, so be sure to wipe down surfaces after use for the best results.
Contact the Jacob’s Ladder team today to assess for signs of mold and water damage on your property.
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