Is Mold Lingering In My Mercer County Home?
Did you know your home could have mold even if you have not experienced a water loss? We all know we need to look for mold after our home is exposed to some sort of flooding. However, it does not usually cross a normal homeowner’s mind if it is not so blatantly right in front of their eyes. But how would you even know if your home has it?
Just so you know---even the cleanest of homes have mold. It is impossible to eliminate it in its entirety. Mold can creep into a home just by going outside and walking back in with your shoes on. Once it is inside the home, it can grow and attach itself on to pretty much any type of surface. Especially the more common household items like carpets, walls and clothing.
The rooms in your home that are the most at risk to have mold damage are bathrooms, kitchens and basements since mold is so good at reproducing anywhere there is moisture. According to the Environmental Protection Agency “Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must clean up the mold and fix the water problem. If you clean up the mold, but don't fix the water problem, most likely, the mold problem will come back.”
The most common indoor molds are Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria, and Stachybotrys chartarum also known as Black mold. Rest assured--- the CDC says that Black Mold is no more harmful than the other types listed. That’s a relief!
Nevertheless, mold should always be removed from your home no matter what the type. All have a potential to be harmful.
If you’re still not sure and you think you may need a mold test. There is no company better prepared to deal with mold than SERVPRO of Mercer County. We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Mercer County is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. Call us today to help at 724.704.8939.