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Humidity Causes Mold

9/6/2018 (Permalink)

A basement with mold on the walls.


With another heat wave coming to an end. It raises concern about the mold that is forming in buildings. If the weather's been very humid for a few days in a row you might notice mold starting to grow indoors. Also, if you live where humidity in the air is naturally high, like by the coast or another large body of water, then mold growth indoors can also be a recurring problem. When these damages happen SERVPRO will step in and solve the problem. SERVPRO will get the job done so it looks like it never happened. SERVPRO will also get the job done in a timely manor, so everyone can get back to their daily activities. Here are some tips of areas to find humidity and mold and signs to look for if you have mold.

Location of humidity and mold

  • Basement
  • Crawl Space

Symptoms of humidity and mold

  • A musty odor in your home, basement or crawl space
  • Visible mold growth
  • Allergy symptoms
  • Increase in small insects within your home
  • Visible condensation
  • Peeling wallpaper and or paint

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