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The Science Behind Mold Infestations

Mold is a completely normal part of our environment. In nature, mold has a very important role. It helps to break down organic matter like dead trees and leaves in between seasons so that nature’s circle of life can continue. But mold does not have a place inside your home. 

The best way to prevent mold is to understand how it establishes and spreads. Then you can take steps to get rid of any mold, infestations in your home and make sure they don’t happen again in the future. One way you can do this is by investing in air purifier services in Monroe, GA. Keep reading to learn more about mold growth and prevention techniques. 

Understanding Mold

You may only think of mold as the white or black spores that you see developing on surfaces. But the truth is, mold spores are in the air all around us, both inside and outside our homes. Even when you walk outside and take a deep breath of fresh air, there’s a high likelihood that you were also breathing in mold. Don’t be alarmed. It’s completely normal. 

But for mold infestations to happen, mold spores need a moist and dark environment. While there are a lot of dark spaces around your home, your air conditioner plays a vital role in preventing too much moisture, so that mold cannot develop. If a mold infestation does begin in your home, it will break down material just like it does leaves and trees in nature. It can break down wood, sheetrock, and other household surfaces, even negatively impacting the structural soundness of your home.

Preventing Mold

The best way to prevent mold is to prevent excess moisture inside your home. This includes controlling humidity levels, but water spills and leaks are even more important. If you notice a leak, you want to get it cleaned up and fixed immediately and have one of our expert technicians check for mold growth at the same time. Ideally, you want to clean up any water within 24 to 48 hours of a leak or spill to prevent mold growth.

This is one reason that annual HVAC and plumbing maintenance are so crucial for your home. It gives our expert technicians an opportunity to assess your heating, cooling and plumbing needs while also checking for things like potential leaks. Ideally, we can fix problems like a leaking air conditioner or pipe before they can contribute to a mold problem. 

But you can also take steps to prevent mold by installing an air purifier. This is an extra layer of protection that helps to eliminate mold spores in the air around your home. If there are fewer mold spores floating around, then there’s less of a chance that a mold infestation can occur. Plus, you enjoy the benefit of improved health, especially if you have a mold allergy.

Your Comfort Is OUR Business. Contact the team at Snellville Heating today to schedule an appointment for indoor air quality services.

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