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How Controlling Moisture Levels in Colorado Springs Prevents Mold Damage

10/31/2019 (Permalink)

Hand peeling back wallpaper showing mold growth underneath Did you know that moisture levels in your home affect mold growth? Inspect your home often for visible signs of mold and mildew.

Why SERVPRO Controls Moisture Levels to Prevent Mold Damage in Houses across Colorado Springs 

The possible health effects residents in Colorado Springs face, as well as the cost of restoring damaged areas, are only two of the reasons why SERVPRO technicians initiate humidity control measures for our customers. Several different sources add to the amount of water vapor inside a home. Our customers can also make changes that decrease the amount of moisture available to microbes like mold.  

If the interior of your home remains damp in Colorado Springs, mold damage can start in 24 to 48 hours. It is essential to clean wet messes like spilled drinks, leaky pipes, and other places where water can get into your living space and out of their enclosed and proper places. Once mold begins growing after a glass of water spills to the floor from a nightstand, that newly-growing mold grabs onto any water in the air.  

Controlling the water vapor in the air can only slow that growth down. SERVPRO technicians remediate such situations to give homeowners a fresh start. We want to explain some of the methods you can put to use to protect your property from mold damage and prevent any of the many spores already in your house from colonizing and causing damage.  

Ventilation that pushes moisture from different activities in your house remains a crucial step in maintaining a healthy indoor environment. Cooking, washing clothes and drying them, as well as showering and bathing all produce moisture that becomes trapped in your home unless ventilation occurs.  

Enclosed duct systems keep such moisture contained until it gets pushed outside. Fans blow air around, which can prevent condensation on hard surfaces. Air currents can also help pull dampness out of softer materials like drywall, stuffed toys, draperies, and furniture. However, because the amount of water vapor increases because of this, we recommend using a dehumidifier.  

During the summer, an air conditioner affects the amount of moisture inside your home. While it can pull moisture outside, it can also lower the amount of water vapor your home's air can contain. Warmer air holds more moisture than cooler air. When this happens, condensation can lead to mold growth and damage to different areas in your residence.  

Our building services team has the skills to help with sealing up leaky HVAC systems and other situations that can lead to mold damage. We can also remediate mold damage and other damage from excessive moisture. Our Mold Remediation Contractor License #118604 assures you of our skill and knowledge in both restoring your property and preventing additional harm in the future.  

Always Faster To Any Size Disaster because SERVPRO of South Colorado Springs is near your residence in Security or Widefield. Call us at (719) 574-2789 for remediation and prevention of mold damage, as well as other problems related to excess humidity. 

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