Mold Removal Boca Raton : Removing Mold : Leaks

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Preventing Mold and DIY Mold Removal in Boca Raton

Mold removal from Boca Raton homes is an issue that every homeowner should be aware of. Florida is like the perfect petri dish for mold with its heat, high humidity, rain and lush vegetation. There are thousands of varieties of mold floating in the air and the risk of mold forming inside your home is very real.

You can minimize the risk by taking away the one element that mold needs to survive and that's water. If you keep your house dry the spores (which are probably in your house) simply cannot form a colony. That may sound like a simple task but often times a home will have standing water in it without the homeowner's knowledge.

For example:

  • Small leaks in the roof or eaves can allow moisture to puddle and create a breeding ground for mold.
  • Air conditioning drain pans and drain lines typically have water in them. If the drain line or pan backs up you will have overflow and a perfect place for mold to form.
  • Small leaks in washing machine lines will create a source of mold that is out of sight.
  • Leaky toilet tanks, tubs or plumbing are another source of pooling water.
  • Even kitchen spills that partially puddle out of sight under cabinets can create mold.

Keeping your home dry is the first line of defense against mold but what do you do when you find it? How do you get rid of it?

Small areas of mold can be cleaned with soapy water or a commercial solution. Make sure you use disposable gloves and eye protection when cleaning off mold. Toss the gloves, sponge and any rags you may use in the trash outside the house.

If the mold returns you most likely have a leak nearby and that leak needs to be located and repaired to effectively remove the mold.

The Florida Health Department suggests that homeowners and businesses can clean small areas of mold themselves. However if you have a large area or persistent mold you will need to call in a professional mold removal like All Florida. We find the root cause of the mold and can clean, remove or repair surfaces that are affected.

Mold can create serious health conditions particularly for people with respiratory problems. If you are uncertain about your ability to permanently remove mold from your home, give us a call and we will be happy to help you out.

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