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Mold Safety in Central Honolulu: Protecting Your Home and Health

10/4/2023 (Permalink)

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Given our tropical climate, mold is a problem that many Central Honolulu residences frequently encounter. While mold growth could initially seem unproblematic, if left unattended it can pose serious health hazards and harm to your property. 

We at SERVPRO® of Central Honolulu are committed to assisting you in maintaining a safe and healthy living space. We'll give you important mold safety advice in this blog post so you can safeguard your house and well-being.

Determine and Fix Moisture Issues

Since mold prefers moist, humid environments, it's crucial to spot and take care of moisture problems as soon as possible. Leaks, plumbing issues, and inadequate ventilation are typical sources of dampness. Regularly check your home for any indications of water damage, and remedy them right away. By taking preventive measures, mold growth can be stopped in its tracks.

Keep the Humidity Levels Low

Environments with high relative humidity support the growth of mold. To keep track of indoor humidity, make an investment in a humidity meter. The ideal indoor humidity level is lower than 50%. Use a dehumidifier to lower moisture levels and produce an atmosphere that is unsuitable for the formation of mold if you observe an increase in humidity.

Maintain Good Ventilation in Your House

In order to lower interior humidity levels and make conditions less suitable for the growth of mold, proper ventilation is essential. Make sure your home has enough ventilation in damp areas like basements, kitchens, and bathrooms. To promote air circulation, think about turning on exhaust fans and opening windows, especially after cooking or taking a shower.

Quickly Clean and Dry Spills and Floods

Accidents can happen, as well as spills or floods. When they occur, the afflicted area needs to be cleaned and dried as soon as possible. In the correct circumstances, mold can start to grow in as little as 24 to 48 hours. To fasten drying, use fans, dehumidifiers, and absorbent materials.

Cleanup After Mold Properly

It's critical to treat mold in your house in a safe and efficient manner if you find it there. Because it can spread spores into the air, don't touch or disturb the mold. Instead, to safely remove and cure the mold issue, call a professional mold remediation company like SERVPRO of Central Honolulu.

Keeping your Central Honolulu homes safe from mold should be your first priority. You can safeguard the health of your family and your home by adhering to these mold safety recommendations. 

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (808) 744-2730

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