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Protect Your Home & Health by Getting a Mold Inspection

9/10/2020 (Permalink)

Here in Hawaii, mold is a part of life — being particularly common here due to our high humidity levels. If your property has any of the following conditions, arranging a mold inspection is most likely a good idea:

  • A damp or musty smell
  • Water stains
  • Discoloration
  • Growth appearing on the walls and ceilings
  • Leaking pipes, drains, or faucets
  • A rusty or damaged roof

None these issues are signs you should ignore. Ignoring mold growth could lead to both structural damage to your home as well as damage to your health, before you know it. 

SERVPRO of Hawaii/Maui offers 24-hour emergency mold remediation. Just as mold never takes a day off — being able to develop in as little as 48 hours after water damage — neither do our mold remediation technicians. As a trusted leader in the restoration industry, rely on your locally owned and operated professionals to eliminate mold, save your belongings, improve your air quality, and eliminate bad odors. Call us today to address your mold problem: (808) 329-6560.

What Is Mold?

Mold is everywhere — in your carpet, in the air, outside, in your vents, and on your clothes. Normally, it’s not much of a problem for us, serving a role in the world’s ecosystem, breaking down organic matter and recycling it into their base material; contributing to nature’s life cycle. Mold spores can become a problem in your home or office when there is moisture build-up. When exposed to water, mold reproduces rapidly and can create colonies that can have negative impacts on the structure of your home and health. Mold spores can trigger health effects for everyone on the property. Mold may be a particularly significant health risk for the elderly, children, and anyone with respiratory problems. 

Besides its health and structural risks, mold also can create very unpleasant odors. Since the average humidity levels in Hawaii are 63%, and mold tends to start to grow at humidity levels above 45%, it’s a good idea to keep humidity below 45% indoors, if possible. 

How to Address Your Mold Problem

You can reduce humidity levels in your home with a dehumidifier, but not everyone has such a luxury. When it comes to mold formation in your home, it’s best to rely on professional mold remediation experts to deal with the growth. Avoid touching or disturbing the mold, and don’t attempt to try the area yourself or spray it with any chemicals. All you should do is avoid the affected areas, turn off your HVAC systems and fans, and contact SERVPRO of Hawaii/Maui to come by for mold remediation services.

If you suspect your home has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Hawaii/Maui is here to help. Our locally owned mold remediation company has the experience, training, and equipment to comprehensively manage your mold problem. 

Call us at (808) 329-6560 to get started!

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