Keep An Eye On Condensation To Prevent Mold Damage In Concord
Prevent Mold Damage
Most homes have condensation at some point. We are sure you have seen water droplet collecting on a window on a cold winter day, or seen the bathroom mirror all fogged up after a shower. The problem with condensation is that it is water, and that means it is wet. Dampness of any kind in your home puts your house at risk from mold. There are several signs that condensation is affecting your home, including visible water droplets, damp patches, or peeling wallpaper.
The presence of dampness provides an ideal breeding ground for mold. A condensation problem in your house can quickly turn into mold damage to your Concord home. SERVPRO recommends you take steps to prevent water droplets from forming around your home.
Adequate ventilation is a must. Air your home regularly by opening windows and even doors to allow air to move through. Get your ventilation system, HVAC and extractor fans serviced regularly and be sure they are working at optimum levels. Always switch on your extractor fan while bathing or taking a shower. If you do not have an extractor fan fitted, consider getting one installed. You might also want to get an extractor fan for your kitchen if you do not have one already.
Ways To Decrease Condensation
• Always close the kitchen door when cooking, cover pans with a lid when simmering or boiling food, and shut the bathroom door when bathing or showering.
• Wipe away water droplets as soon as you spot them. It is important to dry wet kitchen surfaces or appliances immediately. SERVPRO recommends that you always dry your shower stall and bathroom tiles after you take a shower or bath.
• Plants and home aquariums are unexpected sources of condensation. That is why you should always keep aquariums covered with a lid, to prevent excess evaporation. It is also an excellent idea to monitor the area around house plants for signs of dampness, and if you see such signs, move the plant or even transplant it outside if appropriate.
If you notice evidence of condensation or dampness in your home, it is a good idea to call in the experts. Get in touch with SERVPRO so our IICRC-certified experts can thoroughly assess your property for condensation, dampness, and signs of mold. SERVPRO uses state of the art tools to test dampness levels and have dehumidifiers, air movers and box fans on hand to increase ventilation and decrease humidity. Do not let water damage run amok in your house. Call SERVPRO of Concord at (603) 225-2825 for assistance.
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