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Insight on Preventing Mold.

12/5/2019 (Permalink)

Did you know mold is a fungus that can be very unsanitary. Mold is classified as a saprophyte and derives nutrients from any decomposing organic matter. Preventing mold is easy, moisture is the most critical factor in preventing mold but it does not stop there. The temperature, time, type of food source and mold spores all probable causes for the spreading of mold.

There are 8 common places homeowners and renters tend to look over, keep an eye out for:

  • The dishwasher
  • Ice maker connections
  • Washing machine connections
  • Hot water heater
  • Toilet connections
  • Showers doors
  • Bathtubs
  • Outdoor water sprinklers

Make sure you take that second look at your surroundings and places that carry moisture before mold starts to appear in your home. If it does happen to appear, do not hesitate in calling SERVPRO of Northwest Albuquerque, we would gladly be there to help you.

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