Mold happens...but why and how? What causes mold to cultivate in your home? We here at Clear Coast Restoration are answering your mold questions today.
The key to preventing mold in your home: managing moisture. High humidity levels establish moist environments, which create an ideal scenario for mold to foster and grow. Even if your indoor climate is well-balanced, there are numerous scenarios that can lead to the development of mold. Here are the main mold-causing situations:
Leaking HVAC Unit
A malfunctioning HVAC system can cause water damage, leading to mold growth if not addressed urgently. Mold spores can become airborne if your ductwork is affected. In this case, you will smell a musty odor when your HVAC system is running. This poses a threat to your indoor air quality and can cause respiratory issues, increase allergy symptoms, and instigate nervous system disorders. If musty stenches are emanating from your HVAC system, contact a professional for water damage restoration and mold remediation.
If you are an avid cooker, it is important to have adequate ventilation in your kitchen. Sub-par ventilation will lead to an increase in moisture, as humidity from your oven and stove accumulates while cooking. Mold will begin to grow as this moisture is trapped inside your home.
Additionally, bathroom ventilation must be installed. After a hot shower, steam must be evacuated or your bathroom will become a hot spot for mold spores.
As spring turns to summer, we are all starting to uncover our pools and hit the jacuzzi after the workday. Kids switch their dart guns out for water guns, and summer shenanigans begin. With this, comes impromptu water fights, wet bathing suits, and damp clothes, all of which can cause mold to develop. It is imperative that you place wet clothes directly into your washing machine. Throwing damp clothes and bathing suits into your hamper creates ideal breeding grounds for mold.
For more information on mold removal and prevention, contact Clear Coast Restoration at (909) 443-2626. We are open and have implemented health precautions to ensure we provide safe service. If you have any questions, give us a call!