Too much Humidity in your Home could cause Mold Growth

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Looking to sell your home? Nothing can disrupt the process like the discovery of mold during the home inspection. In addition to the expense that is involved with mold removal, there also are health hazards, as certain mold varieties may emit Mycotoxins, which can lead to fungal infections, allergies, respiratory disease, and other problems in both humans and pets. Your Nashville moisture specialists at Ameri Care Services want to help you lower the humidity in your home to prevent mold growth.

Take these steps to reduce humidity levels

Mold is more likely to grow in humid areas because of the increased moisture content in the air. Mold spores can travel; they circulate through the air and settle on bed linens and furniture, continually exposing the individuals who live in the home contaminated by mold and raising the likelihood of the potential health hazards that can develop.

If your home experiences flooding or water damage, one of the best things you can do to deter mold growth is to run a dehumidifier in the area that was flooded. This will reduce moisture in the air—also reaching the hidden spaces were mold is most likely to accumulate. Using a dehumidifier is crucial, especially if you live in an area where the weather stays hot and humid year-round.

You also can take steps to lower humidity levels in your home without the use of a dehumidifier. Measures you can take as a homeowner include regularly changing the filters in your HVAC system, taking shorter showers, or turn on the exhaust fan in the bathroom when showering, hanging wet clothes outdoors on a clothesline, and repairing walls with cracks or holes that can become harboring spaces for moisture.

Lowering humidity is a key step in the mold removal process

If you encounter mold in your home, we strongly urge you to hire a professional mold removal company in Murfreesboro, such as Ameri Care Services. One of the first steps in the mold removal process is to reduce humidity and condensation, often by installing industrial-strength fans near windows and doors to suction away moisture—even from hidden spaces such as walls and ductwork.

Know the signs of mold and mildew 

Humidity leads to moisture, which can encourage mold and mildew to develop that leads to wood rot. Any visible signs of rot can be an issue, as can cracks in the foundation of your home. Mold also is black, grey, or white, and typically has a fuzzy appearance. If you notice any of these in your home or business, call the pros at Ameri Care Services right away!

Mold Removal Services in Nashville

At Ameri Care Services, our technicians have the expertise to inspect for any signs of mold growth. We then use professional-grade equipment and techniques to remove the mold, preventing further contamination. Once the mold has been cleaned up, we also offer waterproofing services for your crawlspace or basement to prevent mold from accumulating again. To find out more, call our office at (615) 893-7111 to schedule an inspection of your home or business for mold and mildew.

Ameri Care Services is here for residential and commercial customers in the areas of Murfreesboro, Mt. Juliet, and Nashville in Tennessee.