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Mold in Your Home?

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan is here to help!

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan wants your to better understand mold! Mold growth usually occurs when an area is exposed to water and moisture for a long time. Mold can grow anywhere but some of the most common places mold grows are the following:

  • Walls

  • Ceilings

  • Windows

  • Floors

  • Furniture

  • Insulation

  • Air ducts

  • Clothing

  • Basement


All mold needs is one of the following in order to grow:

  • Darkness

  • Dampness

  • Food source

To eliminate mold, you will need to extract all of the water. As mold requires moisture to grow, you need to keep your indoor area dry and dirt free. To start with the cleaning process, use wet vacuums on carpets and mold-prone areas very often. These cleaners are designed to clean the area and collect moisture. You can remove water from carpet, hard wooden surfaces, and floors with the help of these vacuum cleaners. Remember to use these vacuums when the area is still wet. In case, the area has mold spores, the wet vacuums will collect it with the water present on the surface. HEPA vacuums are specially designed to cleanup dust and mold spores from the surface. These high efficiency vacuums can be used to clean surfaces and mold prone areas easily.

Then you will need to clean the area. Next, you will need to treat the area to kill mold and spores in the indoor environment. It is possible to control mold growth indoors by taking necessary steps and controlling moisture indoors.

Disinfectant wipes kill mold and mold spores. You can use these wipes to clean those areas where you see mold often. The water, detergent, and disinfectant liquid in the wipe kill mold and keep the surfaces clean. After wiping the surfaces of mold prone areas, allow the areas to dry completely. Remember that mold can grow abruptly when the surface is damp for a long time.

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan specializes in both cleanup and restoration services. We understand the importance of indoor cleanliness and safety. If you are concerned your home is infested with mold and mold spores, call 212-768-9400 today for extensive cleaning.

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