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No Vacation From Mold During the Summer

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

There’s nothing like enjoying all the activities that go with the warm summer months. But with the beach, boardwalk, and outdoor fun, comes the perfect conditions for mold growth in your home and business.

Heat: Great beach days are also banner days for mold. Mold grows best in warm temperatures from 77 to 86 degrees. 

Humidity: The hazy, hot and humid days often end with an afternoon thunderstorm. If you’re feeling the effects of increased moisture in the heated air, you can bet that the stage is set for mold to ramp up the growth process. Proper humidity levels should be kept between 30-50% inside your home or work space. Use a dehumidifier to ensure that humidity levels are kept low. But be sure to clean and maintain any dehumidifiers as well. 

Ventilation: Along with the proper humidity levels, make sure that your home or office is well ventilated and kept at a comfortable temperature. Exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchen can help. Opening windows and doors will increase air circulation. A programmable thermostat can be vital to regulate the proper temperature levels. 

Vacation: If your summer includes a family vacation away from home, the proper plan for keeping the temperature, humidity and ventilation at proper levels with ensure that your return home won’t include large scale mold issues. 

No matter what the season, SERVPRO of Howell/Wall is here to diagnose and remediate any mold issues that have occurred. Trust your home to the experience experts who will o the job right. Let SERVPRO of Howell/Wall worry about the mold, so you can have an enjoyable summer. (732) 577-1010. SERVPROhowellwall.com

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