Q: How can I tell if I have mold?
A: If you see mold growth or water stains, a mold test can help identify related microbial activity. You can also look for areas where water leakage has occurred, such as roofs, pipes, ceilings or walls. Musty smells may also indicate the presence of mold.
Q: When does mold need to be handled by a professional remediation company?
A: Most experts recommend a professional remediation company when elevated mold levels are detected. Remediation professionals are specially trained to isolate and treat mold-affected areas to avoid contaminating adjacent spaces. ServiceMaster of North Texas’ professionally trained technicians use the latest restoration and drying techniques to deliver quality results. We are available at (972) 840-8888.
Q: What can I do to prevent the growth of mold in my home?
A: The most effective ways to keep mold in check include keeping the humidity level of your home at 40-60 percent, using an air conditioner and/or dehumidifier during humid months and in damp spaces like basements, and always utilizing exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens, along with dryer vents outside your home. Lastly, if there are leaks in your roof, walls or plumbing, it is important to repair them as soon as possible.