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Mold Prevention Tips from SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold inside the home can be disastrous to not only your health, but also your family’s and any pets you may have. Today we wanted to go over some mold prevention tips to help you avoid health risks and costly damages to your home.

  1. Indoor Climate Control – Mold rears its ugly head a lot whenever we hit those hot and humid summer seasons, especially here in Texas! Anytime you set the thermostat too high, your air conditioner won’t dehumidify the air in your home. If you end up setting the temperatures too low, then your home may have some condensation inside, causing mold! The ideal temperature for your thermostat in your home is 78 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Track Indoor Humidity – Tracking your home’s humidity levels is a great way to have an idea of the current risk of mold in your residence. You want your internal humidity to be between 35-55% here in Texas. If you hit or exceed 70% humidity levels, then mold may begin to develop.
  3. Use a Dehumidifier! – It may seem like a niche purchase, but dehumidifiers work very well when it comes to getting rid of some of that extra moisture floating around in your home. There are even dehumidifiers that are built to dehumidify your entire house. If you only have occasional humidity problems, then a simple portable dehumidifier will perform well enough.

These are some simple tips that can help greatly reduce your home’s risk to mold issues and damage. If you are already experiencing mold damage in your home, then you may need to get a professional mold remediation service. SERVPRO of Prosper/Little Elm is here to help!

Call us immediately at (972) 668-3117 or REQUEST HELP ONLINE if you are experiencing mold issues.

We work with your insurance! For a stress-free claims process, SERVPRO can help manage the insurance paperwork and process.

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