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Important Things You Should Know About Mold. ServiceMaster of Marshalltown, IA Provides Mold Removal.

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments

What is mold? According to, mold is “a fungus that produces a superficial growth on various kinds of damp or decaying organic matter.” Mold grows during any season and thrives in damp, dark, warm environments. It is not uncommon for mold to grow in basements, homes, businesses, and schools. As a business owner or homeowner, you need to understand mold and the mold removal process if and when needed.

Important things everyone should know about mold:

Mold may cause respiratory problems in people with allergies or asthma.

There is really no way to completely eliminate all the mold spores indoors, however, you can control the moisture. The EPA states that the key to mold control in an environment is moisture and humidity control.

Whether mold is a problem in your home, business, or school, it is crucial to eliminate the sources of the moisture.

If there is a leak causing water damage, fix it immediately.

If you reduce your indoor humidity to about 30-60%, mold growth should definitely decrease. Consider venting your bathrooms and dryers to the outside. Moisture can also be reduced by using air conditioners and dehumidifiers. Another good tip to decrease mold growth and the need for mold removal in your home is to use exhaust fans in bathrooms and while cooking.

Always clean up any water spills immediately to avoid mold growth. Never leave water on hard surfaces. Ceiling tiles are very absorbent and will become moldy very quickly.

Insulating around windows is always a good idea to control moisture.

In businesses or schools, never install carpeting around drinking fountains or sinks.

Mold can grow on almost any surface, including wood, paper, and carpet.

With all the rain and higher humidity that spring can bring – make sure to keep your homes and offices safe from mold growth.  

If you are affected by any water damage and want to ensure that things are dried out well, you can call ServiceMaster of Marshalltown out to do a “wet check”. They will use the some of the latest technologies such as Hydrosensors, Protomimeters, and an inferred imaging camera to detect if there are any more areas of concern.

Knowing the facts about mold can help ensure homes, businesses, and schools in Marshalltown, IA and all its surrounding communities, do not become the victim of a mold infestation.

Breathe easier knowing that ServiceMaster of Marshalltown can provide quality mold removal, mold remediation, and deodorization. 

Contact ServiceMaster of Marshalltown today at 641-752-3956 or 641-484-9590 to learn more about our mold remediation services!


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