Mold can be a major problem for property owners. It not only degrades physical structures, but also causes serious health problems. Business or homeowners – especially those in temperate areas – should vigilantly scan for mold growth and take preemptive steps to prevent it.
First, make sure to keep a close watch on home humidity levels and quickly fix small leaks or water damage. Also, ventilate your kitchen and bathrooms to prevent moisture buildup.
If mold has already begun to grow within your home or business, don’t worry. There are steps you can take. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends cleaning the growth with a bleach solution. If you go this route, wear protective gloves and open your windows so fumes can escape. Additionally, try to address the leak that is most likely causing the growth.
If you feel overwhelmed, call in a home inspection company to perform mold testing. Inspectors can identify your growth and pinpoint the underlying structural issues behind it. Alban Inspections offers mold testing services to business and home owners in Maryland. If you need assistance with mold growth, give us a call today!