Why Does Mold Keep Coming Back?

Is mold an ongoing issue in your house? Are you noticing a musty, damp smell throughout your home? Or perhaps your allergies seem worse than usual.

Mold thrives in damp, humid environments and can spread rapidly through spores in the air. It isn’t something to take lightly. Not only can it cause damage to your home, but it can cause health issues, especially if you are dealing with pre-existing health conditions.

But you can get rid of mold for good, as long as you address both the existing mold and the moist conditions that cause it to flourish.

Since May is Home Improvement Month, let’s make eliminating mold once and for all your goal for the month! Here are a few things you can do to win the battle against mold.

  1. Identify and fix the source of moisture: Mold needs moisture to grow, so find and fix any leaks, drips, or areas of high humidity in your home. This could include repairing roof leaks, fixing plumbing issues, improving ventilation in bathrooms and kitchens, and using a dehumidifier in damp areas. If you’re dealing with an ongoing plumbing problem that is causing water leaks and damage to your home, contact our sister company, Benjamin Franklin Plumbing, for assistance. Where there’s water damage, there’s probably mold. The professionals at Benjamin Franklin Plumbing will be able to identify and fix the leak to prevent further damage.

  2. Remove existing mold with the help of a restoration company: Enlist the help of the restoration professionals at STOP Restoration. We provide residential and commercial customers with mold damage services, including free mold inspections, and we follow state-of-the-industry standards.

  3. Put preventive measures in place to keep mold from coming back: Consider using mold-resistant products in areas prone to mold growth, such as mold-resistant drywall or paint. Regularly clean and maintain areas prone to moisture buildup, such as bathrooms, basements, and kitchens. Crawl spaces are another part of your home where mold can lurk.

  4. Monitor for mold regularly: Keep an eye out for any signs of mold returning, especially after periods of heavy rain or increased humidity. Don’t forget about your home’s hidden spaces, like the previously mentioned crawl spaces, but also your walls and ceilings. Promptly address any new mold growth to prevent it from spreading.

Why should you hire a restoration company for mold remediation and removal?

We don’t recommend that you try to remove mold on your own. Proper mold removal requires specialized equipment and protective gear, and the process can be dangerous to your health. Without the proper tools and training in mold remediation and removal, attempting to remove mold on your own can worsen the problem.

To make sure that mold is removed safely and effectively, call upon the restoration experts at STOP Restoration.

By addressing both the existing mold and the underlying moisture issue, you can effectively get rid of mold and prevent it from coming back. Our team is here to help. Contact us today.