Spring Cleaning: Mold Remediation After WinterMarch 1, 2019
When you begin to think about your spring cleaning, you may realize you have a long list of things to do. Spring cleaning is an important part of home maintenance, especially after the harsh New England winters we can experience. As you’re diving into spring cleaning this spring 2019, you can make some tasks your immediate priorities, and other responsibilities a gradual process over time. In this blog, we want to highlight an important part of spring cleaning that should be at the top of everyone’s list, something that often overwhelms homeowners when they recognize this in the home. Let’s dive into mold remediation after the winter, and see how you can handle mold to get the home on point to enjoy the spring weather.
Pro Care uses certain tools to identify mold, and specific services to contain the situation and protect your home. Before we can talk about what to do when we recognize mold, let’s discuss preventative maintenance.
Recognizing Moisture: Act Against Mold
During the winter, water can leak into the home from snow, rain, and condensation from drastically changing temperatures. Small cracks and crevices can cause water to leak indoors, and sometimes the sources are unnoticeable and unrecognizable. Regulate the temperature in your home to keep indoor humidity low. Moisture and condensation are opportunities for mold growth. When things get wet, or you notice water coming from anywhere, act immediately. The longer you wait, the more of a risk you take with developing mold. Keep your attic, basement, and dark areas of the home dry and safe to act against mold.
Seeking Professional Mold Remediation
Recent studies have increased our awareness of the dangers of microbial contamination within the home. If you notice mold in the home, it’s vital for your safety to act fast. When you call Pro-Care, our technicians are trained to properly remediate mold while still assuring the protection of your home from cross contamination. We will do a visual mold inspection, and work with IAQ Professionals (Indoor Air Quality) to ensure proper protocol is implemented. Our team will then complete a moisture/leak assessment in your home to identify leaks using infrared cameras. We trust this process because we use negative air equipment to prevent the spread of airborne contaminants. You can handle whatever the winter throws at you when you have Pro-Care on your side.
Common Signs of Possible Mold Growth
Some homeowners can’t tell if mold is actually mold, or if signs appear to just be uncleanliness or old elements of the home. If you’re not sure if you have mold growing in your home, you can reach out to us and we can help you. Start by checking the areas of your home for these signs:
- Water stains on wall /ceilings
- Black staining
- Paint or wallpaper peeling
- Musty odor
You’re better off calling a professional to assess your home if you’re skeptical or questioning whether there’s mold in your home. You don’t want to take the chance and let something dangerous like mold growth go unnoticed or untreated. Contact Pro-Care at (781) 933-7400 if you have questions about our mold remediation services.
Tags: Mold Remediation, Recognizing, Signs, Water Damage
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