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Panama City, Florida is a wonderfully humid city. But with humidity comes mold. Mold damage is a big issue we face here, and sometimes it can be overwhelming to know where to start. To minimize mold damage get help from the mold removal professionals at Daystar Cleaning, and take a few precautionary measures to keep mold from becoming a larger issue.
Freshen Up Your Caulk
Caulk is a sealant you see where walls meet shelves, to fill in the gaps between the two. New caulk can prevent water, insects, or unwanted airflow from entering into your home. Unfortunately, old caulk or caulk improperly applied can leave small crevices in between the two surfaces you’re trying to seal together. This can lead to a slew of issues, including allowing small amounts of water in. Water underneath caulk can cause lifting of the caulk and the surfaces underneath, leading to small amounts of standing water under the surface. Even the smallest amount of water can cause mold damage underneath the surface, not visible to the eye. To be safe, experts say to re-caulk areas of your home about once every 5 years and check for mold damage in between caulking jobs.
Dry Your Bathroom Floor After You Take a Shower
The bathroom floor is often wet. Sometimes, even soaking wet. Because the water often evaporates on its own before the next use, many people don’t think it’s an issue to leave water on the floor and let it dry naturally. Unfortunately, this can become a serious issue if it happens regularly. Not only does water cause grout to erode and make the floor more unstable, but it can also cause rapid and imperceptible mold damage. Mold can be found in the corners where the tub meets the ground; in between tile floors; behind toilets, etc. One of the easiest ways to prevent this from happening is to simply take a few seconds after your shower and drying the floor. If it’s an option, opening a window will also allow airflow to dry the ground quicker, preventing the water to remain stagnant for too long. Because mold is prominent in bathrooms, contact a mold removal specialist to perform an evaluation before the mold becomes a major problem.
Fix That Leaky Faucet
If your home suffers from a leaky faucet, it could be wasting over 5 gallons of water per day, depending on how quick the drip rate is. Though such a large amount of water is being wasted, you still may think that there’s no real damage because all the water is simply flowing down the drain. However, this isn’t always true. A leaky faucet can pool water around the base of the sink, causing corrosion of the pipes and mold growth around the faucet. This is especially the case if your pipes are older or under your sink tends to be moist or humid. It is always best to work on the safe side and fix the faucet to prevent any potential mold damage. Most of the time, a leaky faucet is a simple tightening fix and can save you a world of headache.
Daystar Cleaning is a mold removal service company located in Panama City, Florida. The IICRC mold mitigation company uses only the most cutting edge technology and products for all mold removal projects, large or small. Their technicians receive years of training and are armed with the most advanced and specialized moisture detection equipment to fully mitigate the mold threat. The family-owned and operated business have an intensive mold removal process to ensure you receive the most in-depth yet efficient service the mold removal industry has to offer. After contracting with an independent mold inspector, professionals will begin the mold removal process, setting up contaminants to prevent the spread of mold spores. Once the mitigation process has finished, these experts assure an independent testing company will perform an unbiased final examination of the area.
Home maintenance may be satisfying and fulfilling, but attempting mold removal on your own can result in a larger, more costly problem. Daystar Cleaning is there for you when you need reliable mold removal services.