How To Reduce The Risk Of Mold Damage In San Antonio

Mold Damage Cleanup San AntonioThere are numerous ways that mold can enter your San Antonio home, in fact, mold is naturally occurring both indoors and outside, so there really is no way to fully eliminate mold from our environment. Mold becomes a problem once moisture becomes available and it is able to grow and spread, reproducing through microscopic particles called spores that travel through the air and land on surfaces throughout your home. Mold exposure can cause a number of respiratory problems, and can become quite extensive if not handled right away. At Restoration 1 of Texas Hill Country, we specialize in mold damage cleanup, and have come up with a list of things you can do to help reduce the risk of mold becoming a major problem in your home.

Mold Damage Cleanup In San Antonio

  1. Regulate indoor humidity levels.
  2. Have proper ventilation in your home.
  3. Clean up after water damage immediately.
  4. Perform regular, routine maintenance throughout your home.
  5. Call in a professional mold removal team.

Regulate indoor humidity levels: 

Since moisture is a key contributor to mold growth, keeping the humidity level in your home as low as possible will help prevent mold from being able to grow. If your indoor humidity levels are too high, consider using a dehumidifier to pull excess moisture from the air. Humidity levels need to be monitored on a daily basis since they will fluctuate based on the temperature, so be diligent in ensuring that your home is at a good level that will not promote mold growth. 

Have proper ventilation in your home: 

Attic and basement vents can play a huge role in humidity levels and preventing mold growth. Be sure that these vents are opened when they need to be, and closed when instructed to ensure adequate air flow through your home. Appliances that produce moisture like stoves and dryers need to have adequate ventilation to send that moisture out of your home, and be sure to turn on exhaust fans when these appliances are in use. It is also important to check bathroom ventilation to keep steam and excess moisture out, and kitchen ventilation over the cooking range that will remove excess moisture from the air that is produced when cooking.

Clean up water damage right away: 

From leaky pipes to major flooding, water damage will increase the odds of mold growth becoming a problem in your home – especially if not cleaned up and dried out as soon as possible. Mold can begin to grow in as little as 24 hours following water damage, so be sure to act fast to reduce the risk of mold damage as well. 

Perform regular, routine maintenance throughout your home: 

Cleaning window seals and tracks, checking sealings around doors and windows, ensuring your roof is in good condition, and inspecting the foundation around your home for signs of water intrusion are all great maintenance practices that can help you find potential problems before they result in mold growth. When you keep up on maintenance in and around your home, you will be able to greatly reduce the risk of mold damage from occurring.

Call for a mold inspection if you suspect a problem: 

Restoration 1 of Texas Hill Country specializes in identifying mold problems, as well as performing mold damage cleanup. We know how to safely handle mold damage, and how to identify if there is a problem. You can schedule a mold inspection once a year to stay on top of it before it becomes a problem. Remember, even if you take every precaution in the book, mold is not 100% preventable, but you do have the experts at Restoration 1 on your side to help with any mold damage cleanup you may need. 

brady russell
brady russell
Miguel and RJ did a great job of inspecting my home. They were on time and knowledgeable about the Water Damage. I will definitely use Restoration One of Texas Hill Country again.
Mark Mack
Mark Mack
This is my 2nd experience with Restoration1 (lucky to have had 2 leaks in 7 years) 1st one was excellent 2nd one was also excellent. RJ was the 1st responder he assessed situation, mitigated and began Resteration. Next day RJ and Max arrived continued on the issue, patiently answered my questions, etc. After that Restoration1 arrived daily & continued to monitor. Max and RJ were great as were the other members of the crew and office.
Juliet Long
Juliet Long
Daniel came out to our house quickly to assess the water damage within our walls. He was courtesy’s and prompt. He thoroughly explained the next steps needed to keep any microbial growth from happened and we immediately set up an appointment to have equipment put in place to to dry up the moisture. The next day, Mark and RJ arrived on time and quickly got to work. They worked cleanly and quickly. The next 5 days, they came to assess the progress always on time. On the final day, Mark and RJ arrived on time and quickly and thoroughly cleaned up and removed all equipment.In the future, should we have any issues, we will be know who to call!
Patricia Clayton
Patricia Clayton
Everyone was very kind and professional and they let me know each stage and step that would take place which I appreciated very much They called ahead of time to let me know when they would be here and they showed up at the time they said they would.Can't say enough about all of the workers!A great professional company!
Leticia Trevino
Leticia Trevino
Randy, Roger, Caesar and Damian managed the clean up and repair of our laundry room and did a fantastic job. They went above and beyond to give us quality work in a timely manner. We highly recommend them!
Taylor Kidd
Taylor Kidd
Max was so wonderful, he came out to our house very promptly and was able to evaluate our walls and give us peace of mind! Max and Daniel went above and beyond to help us and we couldn’t be more grateful!! Highly recommend this company and Max in particular he was so kind!
Emma Acosta
Emma Acosta
Daniel Topete came out to the property & was extremely professional, honest & on time . Great to work with & definitely recommend Restoration of Texas Hill Country.
Cheryl Quillian
Cheryl Quillian
No one wants to have to have an emergency restoration service have to come to your home. But when it is needed, you are fortunate if you have a service such as Restoration 1. Andrew and RJ were so professional and respectful of our home and did a fantastic job. They arrived on time- did their work- and left the area cleaner than I expected. I cannot recommend this company more!!
Pierre Miller Realtor in San Antonio
Pierre Miller Realtor in San Antonio
Kevin and RJ were very responsive, honest and efficient!
Grayson Lawrence
Grayson Lawrence
RJ, Wes, and Andrew did an amazing job to remove the cabinets when we had a water leak in our kitchen. They were extremely courteous, thoughtful, and quick! In addition, Daniel and Michael from the service side tried their best to work with our insurance company, scheduling crews to come out and making sure things were taken care of. All and all, a great crew of people to work with for what was a very stressful situation for our family.
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