Mold Prevention in Baltimore
15 years ago, Tony Verner learned that he had developed a mold toxicity illness—a
result of mold exposure during his career in the construction industry.
It was then that Mr. Verner became "The Mold Dr.," and decided
to devote his talents to Baltimore mold removal and mold prevention.
What Is Mold?
The term "mold" is used to classify a number of fungus species
that grow in the form of thread-like structures. Once mold spores make
their way indoors, they land on walls, floors, furniture, and other surfaces.
If the conditions are right, like after a flood, the mold begins spreading
its greenish-black filaments and releasing more spores.
Where Does Mold Grow?
Mold grows in warm, humid, and moist conditions. While basement mold removal
is perhaps the most commonly requested service, mold removal may be required
for any room or area in the home, as mold will grow on nearly any surface
that contains organic material.
What Does Mold "Eat"?
In the average home, an abundant organic polymer called cellulose is mold's
most common food source. These materials are most likely to be breeding
grounds for mold: Wood, wallpaper, carpet, drapes, leather, upholstery,
ductwork, clothes, insulation, paint, and dust.
How Can You Prevent Mold Growth?
Encourage Ventilation – Ventilation is important for keeping your property cool and dry.
Installing a sophisticated HVAC system, running a ceiling fan, and opening
windows can all increase ventilation.
Reduce Humidity – Your HVAC system should help keep your indoor humidity levels
below 50%. You might also consider purchasing a dehumidifier.
Seal Your Property – Water damage is a major cause of mold growth. To deny mold the
moisture it needs to thrive, make sure the vulnerable areas of your property
are completely sealed—particularly the roof and basement.
Clean Often – Since dust is a common food source for mold, you should remove
filth with regular sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming.
How Can The Mold Dr. Help?
The Mold Dr. is a unique company in that we combine mold remediation with
mold renovation and repair services to make sure mold won't return,
ensuring safer, more breathable indoor air. If you think mold may have
already taken hold in your building, contact The Mold Dr. of Baltimore
for a free 10-point mold inspection. If we find mold, we will provide
expert mold removal and mold repair services, preventing its return.
We won't burden you with unnecessary special treatments or products;
instead, we'll provide you with straightforward and reliable Baltimore
mold removal and construction services. To learn more about our Baltimore
mold remediation company, including how we can help you prevent the presence
of mold in the first place, contact us today.