07 Oct Hurricane Season Is Mold Season
Hurricane Season in Florida is also known as the rainy season. And, even if it’s not raining, with the high levels of humidity in the air, there is no escaping the moisture that mold thrives on. And that means mold remediation companies from Orlando, FL to New Orleans, LA and Galveston Island, TX will be busy.
And with this year being on track to become one of the busiest hurricane seasons on record (Of course it is. What else would you expect from 2020?), lots of homeowners are going to find themselves in need of mold remediation.
“Mold is a type of fungus. These small organisms can be black, white, orange, green, or purple and live almost anywhere indoors and outside,” WebMD reports. “Molds thrive on moisture and reproduce through lightweight spores that travel through the air. You’re exposed to mold every day. They’re usually harmless in small amounts. But when they land on a damp spot in your home, they can start to grow. They release spores that you might breathe in. If you’re sensitive to mold and inhale a lot of spores, it could make you sick.”
Protect Yourself from Mold
Advanced mold remediation processes are extremely effective, but the best way to get protection from mold is to prevent it from growing in the first place.
As the experts at Healthline point out, “Mold spores are everywhere and are part of the world we live in. It’s impossible to get rid of mold entirely, but there are ways to make your home inhospitable to mold.”
The key is not letting water or moisture accumulate in your home. Among the tips Healthline provides are:
- Check for leaking pipes regularly. If you find a leak, fix it right away and make sure you thoroughly dry the affected area.
- Windows can leak, too. “Repair or replace windows that leak or sweat, as moisture may collect on the frame and sill,” Healthline says.
- Don’t use carpeting in the bathroom, laundry room or kitchen.
If, despite your best efforts, you find yourself in need of a reliable mold remediation company in Orlando, FL, we hope you contact us.