Mold Damage Emergency Tips

What you can do until help arrives

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Here are some tips to prevent mold growth in your home or business:

  1. Proper Ventilation: Ensure proper ventilation in bathrooms, kitchens, and other high-moisture areas by using exhaust fans or opening windows.

  2. Fix Leaks: Repair any leaks in pipes, roofs, or windows as soon as possible to prevent moisture buildup.

  3. Use Mold-Resistant Products: Use mold-resistant products such as drywall, paint, and insulation to reduce the risk of mold growth.

  4. Clean and Dry Wet Areas: Clean and dry any wet or damp areas, such as carpets or clothes, within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

  5. Regular Cleaning: Regularly clean surfaces prone to mold growth, such as shower curtains, tiles, and grout, with mold-killing products.

  6. Properly Store Items: Properly store items in areas with low humidity, such as closets or storage units, and avoid storing items in damp or humid areas.

By following these tips, you can reduce the risk of mold growth in your home or business and promote a healthier living or working environment.

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley / University City and Carmel Valley NE / East Rancho Santa Fe / La Mesa & Lemon Grove for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

Mold Remediation Services

If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Sorrento Valley / University City and Carmel Valley NE / East Rancho Santa Fe / La Mesa & Lemon Grove has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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