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Is Mold Affecting your health at Home or Office? The Villages & Gainesville Fl

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Home Inspector with INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST HI-80 & MRSA1895

Mold Affecting your health at Home or Office? The Villages & Gainesville Fl

Mold is a common issue in Florida due to its warm and humid climate, which provides optimal conditions for mold growth. Mold can thrive in homes, buildings, and other structures if there is moisture present. To prevent mold growth, it’s essential to keep indoor spaces well-ventilated, control humidity levels, promptly address any water leaks or spills, and regularly inspect and clean areas prone to mold growth, such as bathrooms, and kitchens.

If you encounter mold in your home or property in Florida, it’s important to address it promptly to prevent further spread and potential health issues. 

Additionally, Florida’s Department of Health provides resources and information on mold prevention and remediation, and they may offer guidance on dealing with mold-related issues in the state.

  • Control Indoor Moisture: Since mold thrives in moist environments, controlling indoor moisture levels is crucial. Use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens to remove moisture generated from showers, cooking, and washing dishes. Consider using a dehumidifier in areas with high humidity levels.
  • Improve Ventilation: Proper ventilation helps reduce humidity levels indoors. Ensure that your home has adequate ventilation in areas such as bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Open windows and use fans to improve airflow when the weather permits.
  • Monitor Indoor Humidity: Keep track of indoor humidity levels using a hygrometer. Ideally, indoor humidity should be kept between 30% and 60%. If humidity levels consistently exceed this range, take steps to reduce moisture buildup.
  • Inspect and Maintain HVAC Systems: Regularly inspect and maintain your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to prevent moisture buildup and mold growth. Replace filters as recommended and clean ducts and vents regularly.

Any question regarding Mold Inspections, Mold Testing, Mold Assessments and or PRVs or to schedule an appointment call 352-633-3591 or visit us: www.INDOORMICROBIALSPECIALIST.com 

Our Mold Assessment and Indoor Evaluation will specifically address the environmental issues identified inside the living space related to moisture intrusion,  levels of airborne mold spores, musty odors, and fungal growth. Our Chief State License Mold Assessor Mr. John M. Acaron is the principal and Operations Director of INDOOR MICROBIAL SPECIALIST responsible for conducting the Mold investigations. Mr. Acaron staff has degrees in Engineering and Chemistry with minors in Biology as well as state licensed Mold Assessors and Home Inspectors with vast experiences in residential design and construction.

MOLD INSPECTIONS & MOLD TESTING. Two offices to serve you: The Villages & Gainesville, Florida. We service from Lake County to Alachua County Florida and everything in between. The Villages, Leesburg, Lady Lake, Fruitland Park, Wildwood, Ocala, Gainesville, Newberry, Mount Dora, Clermont, Eustis, Micanopy among other cities.

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Posted by

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and advice.

Have a productive spring.

Mar 20, 2024 07:53 AM
John M. Acaron, CMI, MRSA

My pleasure Sir.

Apr 03, 2024 05:15 PM