Mold Removal
Mold on the underside of roof sheathing in a poorly ventilated attic.

About Mold

Common Symptoms of Mold Exposure

  • Headaches
  • Persistent cough / cold symptoms
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Irritation of the eyes, nose, throat or lungs
  • Asthma attacks
  • Skin irritation
  • Allergic reactions

How to prevent mold

To prevent mold in bathrooms:

  • Use an exhaust fan. Let run for thirty minutes after a shower, preferably with the bathroom door closed.
  • Carpeting in bathrooms should not get wet. Remove if necessary.
  • Scrub the bathroom sink and tub often. Mold thrives on soap and other films that coat tile and grout.
  • Fix plumbing leaks ASAP.

To prevent mold in your kitchen:

  • Use an exhaust fan when cooking, preferably vented to the outside.
  • Clean garbage pails often.
  • Keep the rubber gaskets on your refrigerator doors clean and dry.
  • Fix plumbing leaks ASAP.

To prevent mold in the laundry area:

  • Do not let wet clothes sit in washing machine.
  • Do not leave wet or damp clothes piled up.
  • Make sure your dryer is properly vented to the outside.

To prevent mold in the basement:

  • Rainwater should drain away from the foundation. Gutter and downspouts should be cleaned annually.
  • If water migrates through the cement floor or foundation walls during heavy rains, install a sump pump.
  • Dirt floors should be thoroughly covered with 6 mil polyethylene plastic. All seams should be overlapped at least six inches and ends should run up the sides of the walls and fastened in place
  • Install passive or mechanical ventilation if necessary.
  • Install a dehumidifier. Let drain to the outside for easy emptying.
  • Fix plumbing leaks ASAP.

Read about Our Holistic Approach to Mold Removal.

Call Energy Geeks at (401)-766-1540 or contact us online for a no obligation mold audit of your home.

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