Mold exists everywhere—indoors or outdoors. One moment you’re casually sitting in your living room and watching TV. The next moment, you’ll notice something is not right with how your living room smells. Where did that come from? Is Lakeland mold removal from EPS Lakeland needed?
You have to know something about mold and mold removal. The probability of mold appearing in your homes or office buildings is always high because of moisture and leakage issues. There is no one-time solution for making sure the emergence of mold won’t happen again. It takes a number of factors—regular maintenance, cleanliness, etc.—to ensure that mold won’t start appearing again after a restoration.
Mold is present everywhere
That’s right. You can find mold practically everywhere—whether indoors or outdoors. You can find it in schools, in restaurants, in office spaces, in your homes. Mold can easily spread because they float along in the air, entering your homes and offices through windows, doors, air-condition system, heater system, etc. It may even get into your homes and offices through your clothing or through your pets.
Mold spores grow quickly
Mold spores want moisture, which means you can find them in places that water passes through or that is enclosed. If you check below your sink, you might notice mold on the pipes or even inside your air-condition or near your swimming pool. Mold spores thrive on moisture, so you should check areas in your homes and offices that are near some form of water source.
Mold can return almost immediately
Before a Lakeland mold removal procedure can be done, what needs to be addressed, too, is the source of water or moisture on which the mold spores latch on. Without addressing a leak, for example, the mold, even when removed, can return almost immediately. That’s why you shouldn’t only address the issue of mold in your homes or offices, but also any leakages that may cause the mold to reappear.
Mold has a strong and musty odor
One of the few things you’ll immediately notice when a mold is present in a room is that strong and musty odor. It’s like nothing you’ve ever smelled before. Since mold cannot often be easily seen by the naked eye, this musty odor can lead you to the mold problem areas.
The best way to control the growth of mold is by controlling moisture, too. Keep your rooms with a humidity of below 45 percent because even the average indoor humidity can cause the mold to spread. To do this, you can vent the bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating areas, use air-conditioners and dehumidifiers, increase a room’s ventilation, and use exhaust fans when cooking, washing dishes, and cleaning.
It is to be noted, too, that you need to keep everything clean and dry in your homes and offices. If you want to clean your tabletop with a damp towel, make sure you dry it afterward. Either wipe it off with a clean and dry towel or place a fan in front of it.