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Tearing out water-damaged drywall and replacing it with new materials will lead to future mold problems if even a small amount of moisture remains trapped behind the new wall material.
Mold can't survive without water, which is why controlling humidity is essential to preventing mold growth. In addition to mold growth, building humidity will also enhance the growth of allergenic dust mites and health-compromising bacteria. Dark, humid environments such as a crawl space are also an ideal habitat for a wide variety of pests.
The mold removal experts at Next Step Environmental Services can help you ensure that your home has a healthy environment that is protected from mold growth. With our complete humidity control services, we will keep your home dry and eliminate the water that mold needs to grow. Call us today to get a free estimate on all our services in Lansdale, Norristown, Allentown and throughout the surrounding areas.
Some dehumidifiers on the market today attempt to keep your basement dry by blowing outside air into the home. This is a mistake!
100cfm of outside air, at a 70°F dewpoint, will bring in over 10 gallons of water every day. In your cool basement, this humidity condensates, providing ample moisture for mold growth.
Mold begins to grow almost immediately when there is sufficient temperature, moisture, and organic material present for mold to eat.
Additionally, long-term moisture in a building will lead to a variety of other serious problems, including warping wood, blistering paint, odors, and damaged electrical components of the home.
Saturated building materials may also release hazardous chemicals and gasses. If your home is experiencing flooding, it's vitally important that drying begins as soon as possible.
If you need any mold removal services in your home, the experts at Next Step Environmental Services are here to help. We can provide you with a complete range of mold and humidity services to ensure that your home is protected from future mold growth.
Call us today to get a free quote on humidity control services for your home. We proudly serve in Norristown, Allentown, Lansdale, King of Prussia, Quakertown, Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Pottstown, Collegeville, Easton and throughout the surrounding areas.