No building or community is immune to mold infestation, at least not in Illinois, and that includes Sandwich. Illinois lies in that broad band of multi-seasonal states where homes and businesses face both the freezing and thawing of spring and the summer humidity at the same time. Water can condense on pipes behind walls and drip onto insulation, wallboard, or wood, creating prime growth areas for mold and allowing mold damage. Excess water from a high water table or standing water outside can seep into your basement or crawlspace through foundation cracks or improperly sealed holes for conduits or plumbing. Moisture is the culprit and mold damage is the crime. But crimes can be prevented.
The advises that any mold in your home or business will probably also infest the air, no matter how well you attempt to keep it clean. The best prevention is to keep moisture from accumulating in the first place. The EPA recommends that you:
Vent all dryers, bathrooms, and laundry areas to the outside of the building.
Install exhaust fans wherever necessary, especially in bathrooms and kitchens.
Warm cold surfaces by controlling temperatures with separate thermostats or installing insulation to keep cold walls separated from pipes.
Clean and dry any internal damp surfaces as soon as possible to avoid moisture from evaporating and settling on ceiling tile or cold spaces.
Don’t install carpeting anywhere that moisture accumulates or humidity is a problem.
Use humidifiers in any damp or cool area, such as basements or rooms partially below ground level.
The allergens produced by mold can create health problems for nearly anyone in the building, with symptoms ranging from occasional congestion or irritated eyes to life-threatening lung conditions for individuals with respiratory or other chronic health problems. Don’t expose your family, guests, or employees in Sandwich to bad air and contaminated environments. ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning Services by Skip is your best option for mold damage repair and mold remediation in Sandwich. Our specially trained mold removal technicians will locate the mold and the source of the problem. They’ll remove mold and odor from your home or business, leaving your family safe and giving you peace of mind.