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How Do I Handle Mold in My Columbiana Basement?

9/2/2021 (Permalink)

Mold on walls and ceiling in basement Mold thrives in moisture, and in as little as 48-72 hours, it can spread rapidly through your Columbiana basement and home.

When we see moisture in our basements in Columbiana, and we know we all have, we can also mold begin to form. Mold thrives in moisture, and in as little as 48-72 hours, it can spread rapidly through your Columbiana basement and home. Before we learn about how to handle mold in your Columbiana basement, let’s get the facts straight about mold:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors, and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Now that we know more about mold, let’s learn about what to do and what not to do when you see mold in your Columbiana home with our Mold Damage Tips:

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of North Columbiana County for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

When you see mold in your Columbiana home, call the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO of North Columbiana County!

Call us at (330) 393-9999 or visit our Website to get your mold issue handled today!

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