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Mold Damage Is Mitigated with Lower Relative Humidity

9/14/2016 (Permalink)

Humidity and Moisture Can Produce Mold Growth in Bridgeport

SERVPRO Remediates Homes with Mold Growth

Mold loves to grow in places with high moisture content. A home or business that has a water source from a leak, a crack, or a flood disaster is susceptible to mold infestation. No matter whether the mold is found in a basement, a bathroom or anywhere else, it is a sign that will quickly multiply because mold spores are airborne, and they will attach to anything and start spreading. If you see mold, address it immediately so that it does not cause any health effects.

Mold is a natural existing fungus that is used beneficially and is one of the largest destroyer of organic surfaces anywhere. To take immediate action to control Bridgeport mold damage can be done by using a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are often used to get rid of musty smells that often occurs in the basement or to give people relief with breathing problems. They are very successful in removing excess moisture from the air to keep mold and mildew at bay.
The key to using the right dehumidifier is to purchase one that will maintain the humidity level at less than 50% in residential homes and between 60% to 70% in commercial buildings. Also find a dehumidifier with a filter design to trap harmful bacteria and mold spores thus limiting potential growth. Dehumidifiers help to lower a room's temperature and decreases the temperature of the materials in the walls, floors, and ceilings of the home.
A lower relative humidity, RH, means that the potential for excess moisture to form condensation on these furniture and other items are removed, thus so is the ability for mold to grow. There are varying sized dehumidifiers. Some dehumidifying devices will cover a single room, but there are other dehumidifiers that have a higher capacity to reduce the moisture content in an entire house. Special equipment can also treat large industrial structures.
Many Chicago homeowners who see mold in their abode feel embarrassed and ashamed. Don't feel that way, because mold is all around us, both indoors and outdoors. To take the stress out of dealing with mold or mildew fungi, contact SERVPRO. We are a trusted leader in the restoration industry and mold remediation. Let us inspect, assess and remediate your property.
SERVPRO of Hyde Park/E. Bridgeport/Bronzeville is locally owned and operated. We are available with 24-hour emergency service. We are Faster to Any Size Disaster! Call us today at (312) 509-5000 and let us help give you back a healthy breathing environment and to remove mold growth to protect all of your valuable property.

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