Laundry Room Tips on Preventing Mold Damage in Area Homes
Mold Can Grow in Many Parts of the Home
Many homeowners realize that there is more than one way to protect their home. Often, a home is the largest investment a person will make in their life, and protecting it should be a priority. One culprit, however, that many homeowners neglect to keep under control lives in both the outdoors and also inside almost every home in the United States. That culprit is mold.
Mold can live anywhere there is moisture, even in minute amounts. In Gardnerville, mold damage can result rather quickly if mold colonies are present. Mold often hides where it is not easily detected. This is because sunlight is a natural enemy of mold. Mold thrives best in damp or moist environments that receive little or no sunlight, and where natural substances that it can consume are present.
One area that is often found to harbor mold is the laundry area. Damp clothing, either still soiled and waiting to be washed, or clothing that has been removed from the dryer too soon, or left wet in the washing machine can cause mold to grow. These small amounts of mold can rapidly spread to other areas of the home, as well. If there is a ventilation intake in the laundry area, mold can quickly enter when the ventilation system is turned on, and be whisked to all different areas of your home.
One area that should be looked at in the laundry area of any home is the washer and dryer, when searching for mold growth. Dryer ducts need to be vented outdoors. Lots of moisture is released into the air during the drying process. If there is a humidity problem in the laundry area, a dehumidifier might be an excellent option to help control how much humidity is present on an ongoing basis. Families who have front loading washing machines should note that many of these have been found to harbor large colonies of mold. These should be inspected, particularly if a musty odor is present, especially in freshly washed clothing.
If you feel mold is a problem in your home, and it is present in varying amounts in practically all homes, you should call our professional and certified teams to help you have mold damage checked. Repairs are less costly when found earlier, and can help protect your investment in your home, as well as your family's health. We can perform remediation services, followed by repairs and restoration of any mold damage. Call us at SERVPRO of Carson City / Douglas County / South Lake Tahoe, 24/7, at (775) 588-2355 and we will schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience to inspect and detect mold growths that may cause your mold damage in your home.