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Common Mold Questions Everyone Asks!

11/2/2018 (Permalink)

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While answering the phones at our SERVPRO Franchise, we hear so many questions about mold. Information sources about mold can be helpful and relevant, or misleading. One good source of mold information for consumers is the Consumer Mold Information Sheet from the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/mld/mldfaq.htm#cmis

How did I get mold in my house? Mold spores settle in your home all the time. With a source of moisture, they can multiply and grow on wood, carpet, drywall, and many other materials in your home. 

What can I do about the mold in my house? Remove the sources of moisture by repairing water leaks and remove the affected materials. Consider using a licensed mold remediation contractor to make sure the job is done right. Then make sure your home has plenty of ventilation and air circulation, and keep the indoor humidity fairly low.

Is the mold in my house making me sick? Exposure to some molds may not be a concern for many healthy people. People who have asthma, allergies, or other health issues may be sensitive to mold. Consult with your medical professional if you are concerned about exposure to mold affecting your health.  

There is a list of licensed Mold Assessment Consultants and Mold Remediation Contractors on the TDLR website.

Call us anytime at (817) 232-3333. We would be happy to assist with any water, fire, smoke, odor, or mold issues you may have.

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