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Best Mold Prevention Tips

12/16/2017 (Permalink)

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Best Mold Prevention Tips

One of the cheapest ways to deal with mold is to prevent it from showing up in your Pismo Beach, California home. Mold prevention can include fixing water damage promptly and creating an environment that does not encourage mold growth. As a homeowner, it is good for you to know what you can do to stop mold from taking over your house. If these tips come too late, consider getting professional help.

Control the moisture in your home. Mold growth is encouraged by damp environments. If you keep the humidity in your house relatively low, you will discourage the spread of spores.

Fix leaks quickly. If a dripping pipe or a leaky roof is left unchecked, the water damage can lead to a big mold issue. However, fixing the problem while it is still small could help prevent major growth of mold.

Use insulation all around your house. The proper insulation of exterior walls, piping, floors and windows can reduce the condensation of water. Too much condensation creates the perfect environment for mold spores to start growing.

Think before installing carpet. Carpet can trap moisture, which can create a good habitat for mold and fungus. If an area has a moisture problem, do not put down carpet. It’s usually not a good idea to install carpet in bathrooms, kitchens or laundry rooms.

Use exhaust fans and ventilation. Fans and vents can help suck moisture out of your house. Whenever you’re showering, cooking or washing dishes, you should consider running an exhaust fan or venting the moisture to the outside of your house.

Mold can grow without visible water damage, so it can be challenging for you to prevent the growth of this spore. Using your basic knowledge to prevent growth can help reduce the issues you have in the future in your Pismo Beach, California house. Connect with a professional restoration service for more mold prevention tips. Visit for more information on mold damage.

We are located at: 

1423 Raspberry AveArroyo Grande, CA 93420United States

Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande Residents: Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold

12/14/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande Residents:  Follow These Mold Safety Tips If You Suspect Mold mold damage arroyo grande

If you see visible mold, do not disturb it. You can inadvertently spread the mold infestation throughout your home. When mold is disturbed, the mold can release microscopic mold spores which become airborne and can circulate inside your home.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande 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.

About Our Mold Remediation Services

SERVPRO of Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande specializes in mold cleanup and restoration, in fact, it’s a cornerstone of our business.  Our crews are highly trained restoration professionals that use specialized equipment and techniques to properly remediate your mold problem quickly and safely.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (805)922-5457

We are located at: 

1423 Raspberry AveArroyo Grande, CA 93420United States

Does Your Pismo Beach/Arroyo Grande Home Have A Mold Problem?

8/4/2017 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise "mold removal" and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and 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 can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today- 805-922-5457

We are located at: 

1423 Raspberry AveArroyo Grande, CA 93420United States