Where Is The Mold Growing In Your Henderson County Home?
Do you have mold growing in your Henderson County home?
Every home has areas that have the potential for mold growth, so it is important to know where to look and what to look for. Mold growth depends on certain conditions for growth such as moisture, poor ventilation and temperature.
To help you have a better idea as to the ares in your home that may be susceptible to mold growth, here's a list of places you'll want to keep an eye on.
- Behind washing equipment
- Under sinks
- Behind toilets
- Around tubs and showers
- Under and behind refrigeration units
- Under dishwashers
- In crawl spaces
- Around basement perimeters
- Above ceiling tiles
- Behind and below water heaters
- Around doors and windows
- Inside access panels to whirlpool tubs
- Around the outside hose bib
Now that you know where to look, you'll need to know what to look for.
- Look for any discolorations on walls, floors and carpets
- Do you see visible signs of mold growth, the colors can vary from black, red, orange, yellow, blue, purple and whites
- Is there a musty odor?
If you come across mold in your home, keep in mind that the mold spores are easily dispersed if incorrectly disturbed and most household cleaners won't sufficiently take care of the problem. That's why you'll want to call in the pros like SERVPRO of Henderson County, we are here to help! 828-692-3337
Mold Myths - Discerning Myth from Facts
Got mold in your home? SERVPRO of Henderson County is here to help.
Mold can be a very serious problem and should be taken seriously. There are a lot of misconceptions and misinformation that can lead to confusion, making it rather difficult for home owners to know how best to proceed with its removal. It's important to have all the facts straight to be able to discern myth from fact.
"No need to worry... It's only a little bit of mold, I can handle this on my own"
Seeing just a little mold does seem harmless, but chances are, if the mold has become visible, it may have been growing for quite some time. Sure, small areas of mold can sometimes be handled rather easily, but once mold has become visible there's more than likely mold growing behind the surface and having a professional look at it is probably a good idea. When in doubt, its better to be safe than sorry, as mold can often be pervasive.
"Bleach kills mold, so you don't have to remove it if you kill it"
While bleach may kill some types of mold on non-porous surfaces, it's still unclear whether or not it can kill all types of mold or kill mold on porous surfaces like wood. Even if you are able to kill mold on your own, did you remove the allergens that live it it? They can still be present even if the mold is killed. To protect yourself fully, its often necessary to remove the affected areas and in doing so, you really have to be careful not to spread the mold spores throughout your house during that extraction. If the mold spores spread, they can further contaminate your home. Professionals, like us, know how to set up proper containment to prevent to the spores from spreading.
If you see mold in your home, call us today! Our SERVPRO of Henderson County team can help you with a proper course of action. 828-692-3337