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Excess H2O Can be a Formula for Trouble

1/12/2018 (Permalink)

Virtually everyone can agree that excess moisture inside a structure is not a good thing and studies show this condition can result in fungi growth if not addressed properly. In fact, visible mold growth can be detected by the naked eye in as little as 24-48 hours following a water damage.

The solution seems straightforward. Prevent excessive moisture in a facility before a mold or mildew problem develops. Of course, proper inspection and maintenance are very important keys to prevent water intrusions. Yet, some facilities are prone to the buildup of excessive moisture unrelated to roof leaks, poor roof drainage or other building envelope failures.

Your local SERVPRO of South Orange County Professional has the training and equipment to help identify moisture problems and offer solutions that can help lower the risk of future indoor air quality issues related to fungi growth. In addition to measuring the moisture content in the air, which can identify humidity problems inside a facility, SERVPRO of South Orange County Professionals can potentially help locate hidden pockets of moisture inside walls, beneath flooring or within HVAC systems that have resulted from undetected water damages.

Tips for preventing mold problems:

- Keep the humidity level between 0 to 60 percent.

- Use cleaning products with proven mold killing properties.

- Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.

- Keep gutters and drains clear of debris.

- Inspect the roof, windows and other areas where water might enter the building, and perform           necessary maintenance.

- Respond to all water intrusions immediately.

- Contact your local SERVPRO of South Orange County Professional 407-226-2621 for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold in your building.

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