Mold Prevention Measures

Discovering the presence of mold in your Gwinnett County home can be alarming. Mold remediation companies such as Flood-X, are available to appropriately assist homeowners with the mold removal process. There are several measures you can take to prevent mold growth in your Gwinnett County home. Moisture control is imperative for preventing mold growth. Detecting and correcting obvious sources of moisture such as leaky faucets, dripping pipes or cold surfaces where moisture condenses. The use of dehumidifiers are paramount during the mold removal process. In addition, using vapor barriers over the ground such as 4-6 mil polyethylene plastic will also prevent moisture from evaporating from the soil and filling the home. It is important to keep in mind that sources of standing water promote mold and bacteria growth, therefore, cover sump pumps and ensure that basement drains for appliances such as the ac hose, humidifiers and washers are not clogged. Lastly, in order to prevent moisture due to condensation caused by increasing the surface temperature, reduce the humidity level in the air.