If You Think You Have a Mold Problem

If you think you have a mold problem, you may smell a musty odor or see it growing on your walls. After flooding, it’s more common for mold to grow. A flood will likely cause a perfect growing environment for mold to grow and reproduce. Mold can cause nasal congestion, coughing, eye irritation, wheezing, or a skin irritation for some people. In more severe cases, mold can cause fever, and shortness of breath. Because of all these symptoms that mold can cause to a person, it’s important to have the right people taking care of you and your home.

Castino Restoration has mold certified technicians that know what they are doing. They know the proper methods to get your home pretty much mold free, and decontaminated at least. Because of the intricate and specific steps that must be taken in order to clean up in the most sanitary fashion, it is not recommended that you attempt cleaning it yourself.

There are little things you can do to help control the mold growth in your home:

  • Keep up with household maintenance: stop any water leaks, leaky roofs, and/or plumbing
  • Open windows and doors to let the air flow through your home, use a fan on the walls if there is not a window or door available (pay special attention to the inside of exterior walls)
  • Keep furniture a few inches away from the inside of exterior walls to allow better air flow
  • Use exhaust fans in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms
  • Be sure to insulate attics and crawl spaces. Keep them ventilated too
  • Keep a clean, vacuumed home to remove mold spores
  • When you see and condensation or water droplets around windows, wipe it up to keep mold from growing. You might want to use a sealant around the window to make it air tight
  • Keep the humidity in the house between 40% and 50%
  • Avoid carpeting in basements and bathrooms
  • Keep gutters clean to prevent water from backing up into walls
  • Keep firewood outside
  • If there is any little sign of mold on shower curtains, replace them.
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