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Mold spreads through microscopic spores, and it’s impossible to remove every spore, even after professional remediation. Fortunately, you can prevent excessive mold that could damage your Tampa, Florida, home, cause an unpleasant musty smell, and lead to health problems like asthma and allergies. Keep mold from coming back by repairing problems quickly, cleaning your ductwork, and adding ventilation.

Repairing Problems Quickly

Mold needs moisture to grow, and even a minor problem like a dripping faucet could lead to its growth. Watch for moisture from a leaky or pipe, flooding, or other damage. You should dry the area and make repairs in a day or two to prevent problems. Even a spill on your carpet or wet clothes in your dryer can lead to mold growth. You should replace any porous items like carpet, wallpaper, or drywall if you see it growing on them. There’s no way to clean these materials thoroughly enough to remove these spores.

Having Your Ducts Cleaned

Duct cleaning helps you get rid of mold, along with pollen, dust, dirt, pet dander, and other pollutants that could be lurking in your HVAC system’s ductwork. It helps keep your heating and air conditioning from spreading contaminants. To check your ductwork, remove one of your system’s air registers and look for dirt, dust, or indications of mold. Call a professional if you notice an unpleasant smell, even if your ducts look clean.

Adding Ventilation

Ventilation removes spores and other pollutants and brings fresh air into your home. Energy recovery ventilators or ERVs filter the outdoor air before they introduce it to your home. They also have a heat exchanger that heats or cools the fresh air. It works like a heat pump, moving heat energy to or from the incoming fresh air. Ventilation also helps you remove excess moisture from cooking or showering.

ServiceMaster 24 Hour has over 10 years of property restoration experience, and we can help you remove contaminants from your home and keep it out. We also offer water damage mitigation, biohazard cleanup, and more. Call us at 727-201-0499 for expert service.

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