EPA Mold Info
Frontier Basement Systems would like to offer you some valuable EPA mold information. If mold is a problem inside your home, clean up the mold and get eliminate any extra water or moisture. Fix leaking plumbing and other sources of water. Clean mold off hard surfaces with soap and water, and dry entirely. Absorbent elements (such as ceiling tiles & carpeting) which become moldy may need to get replaced.
You might be wondering just what is done during the mold removal process. For starters, finding and stopping the moisture source will be the first thing that should be accomplished. Next, steps have to be taken to remove mold which has built-up on any surface. Our mold removal company makes use of special techniques to eliminate abnormal amounts of mold and mold spores from the inside of your home. We'll help you to get rid of extra moisture too, which also might be causing dry rot in your house.
The price of getting rid of mold from the inside of a house or building will be different based on the extent and type of mold which has built up. Smaller amounts of mold could generally be removed easily but bigger quantities may need additional time and resources to do the job properly. Mold abatement should be done in order to promote a healthy environment for indoor occupants.
Moisture Control and Mold Prevention
Frontier Basement Systems offers the following information about moisture control and mold prevention for homeowners living in Bowling Green, Clarsksville, Nashville, and surrounding areas in KY and TN:
- Whenever water leaks or spills take place in your home - move quickly. If damp or moist materials or surface areas are dried 24-48 hrs after a leak happens, it's likely that mold won't develop.
- Clean and repair slow or stopped up roof gutters regularly.
- Be sure the ground slopes are facing away from your foundation so water does not build up around the base of your house.
- Keep air conditioner drip pans clean and the drain lines unobstructed so they can continue to move properly.
- Keep indoor humidity low. If possible for you, keep household humidity under 60% (preferably between 30-50%) relative humidity.
- If you notice condensation or moisture developing on your windows, walls, or plumbing pipes and lines, move quickly to dry the wet surface. Condensation might possibly be a sign of high humidity levels.
To reduce humidity in your home, follow the following tips:
- Vent home appliances that generate moisture, including dryers, stoves, and kerosene heaters to outside your home where possible.
- Use air conditioners and/or de-humidifiers when needed.
- Run the bathroom fan or open the window when taking a shower.
The following tips are ways in which you can prevent condensation in your home:
- Reduce the humidity levels in your house.
- Increase ventilation or air movement by opening doors and/or windows, when sensible. Use fans as needed.
- Cover cold areas, such as cold water pipes, with insulating material.
- Increase air temperature.
Please contact us or call us at 866.682.4420 today to learn more about getting rid of excess moisture and humidity from your home.