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Cleaning Mold in Wayland, Mass.

7/17/2019 (Permalink)

Lower humidity in your home to avoid mold

Mold spores are everywhere. They circulate in the air looking for ideal conditions for growth. Cold may suppress their growth, but mold grows in a refrigerator when given enough time, moisture, and food.

To keep mold and other microbes from growing in your home, you must keep the humidity below 60 percent. When the humidity rises above 60 percent, mold can grow on fabrics, carpets, dry wall, and other organic materials. 

Mold in Wayland Home

For example, we were called to inspect microbial growth on the wood ceilings of a house in Wayland, Mass. Upon arrival our estimator found ideal conditions for mold growth inside the home—75 degrees and 74.3 percent humidity.

Our estimator advised running the air conditioner during hot weather to help pull humidity from the air.

He also suggested installing a large dehumidifier that drains to a sink or drain in order to keep the humidity low enough through the summer to prevent microbial growth.

Cleaning the Microbial Growth

Our technicians used a HEPA-filtered vacuum on the ceilings to remove visible microbial growth and applied an all-natural, anti-microbial solution to discourage future growth.

They also ran an air filtration device to pull spores and other particulates out of the air.

Cleaning the Ducts

We also had to clean the duct system in the home.

A thorough duct cleaning removed any microbial growth and excess spores hiding in the HVAC system.

Not Your Neighbor’s Bleach Solution

At SERVPRO of Lexington-Bedford and of Waltham/Weston/Watertown/Wayland, we pride ourselves on using the best science and technology to remediate mold and other microbes. Our technicians are trained and certified to industry standards through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification.  

Some people may tell you all you need to do is spray some bleach when you see microbial growth. Bleach will not:

  • Address the cause of the growth
  • Filter spores from the air
  • Clean microbes from your ducts

And bleach can damage surfaces. In this case, bleach would have ruined the finish on the homeowner’s wood ceilings.

Call When You See Mold

When you find microbial growth in your home, trust our franchise professionals to get to the source of the problem and help you provide a healthy environment for your family. 

Call our office at 781-647-9100 as soon as you see mold, so we can contain the problem before it gets worse. 

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