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Mold Prevention and Mold Removal for Wellington Homeowners

Mold removal in a Wellington house can be done by a homeowner if the affected area is small. The Florida Department of Health suggests that you call a professional service like All Florida Restoration if the space is greater than 10 square feet.

Mold is just a fact of life in Florida. Our hot, humid and wet climate is the perfect breeding ground for mold and virtually all homes have mold spores wafting in most every day. Spores need heat, moisture and nutrients in order to spawn a mold colony. Mold can "eat" almost everything inside your home including drywall, clothing, furniture and crumbs. You can't remove the "nutrients" but you can be vigilant in preventing moisture from pooling. Without water spores can't grow.

Preventing and Removing Mold in Wellington Homes

Keeping your house dry sounds easier than it is. There are many spots in a home where water can puddle allowing the growth of mold that are not visible without some effort. For example if the drain line for your air conditioners drain pan is backed up or slow to drain, water can collect in the pan and mold can grow on the edges. Small leaks in the roof can be absorbed by wallboard or insulation and cause mold. Tiny drips in plumbing under the sinks in kitchens and bathroom can also be enough to cause mold.

Checking these areas and repairing the leaks are important steps in preventing mold.

If you find mold the FDH recommends that you first find and fix the source of the water leak and then use soapy water, commercial solutions or bleach to clean the mold. Try not to use a brush as it will spread the mold to other areas. Use eye protection and disposable gloves. The gloves, rags and sponges used in the cleaning process should be thrown out immediately to prevent spreading the mold.

If you see water stains in the ceiling or in a wall you obviously have a leak and you most likely have mold. Unless you are really handy this is when you want to call All Florida Restoration Pros. We'll track down and repair the source of the leak and then do what is necessary to remove the mold. Sometimes this means cutting out the moldy wall board and replacing it with new.

If you think you have a mold problem you cannot handle yourself, don't hesitate to give us a call.

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