Mold Damage Emergency Tips

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Preventing mold growth is crucial for maintaining a clean and healthy living environment. By following a few simple steps, you can significantly reduce the risk of mold in your home. In this blog, we will share practical mold prevention tips to help you safeguard your property and well-being.

Control Moisture: Keep your home dry by promptly addressing any leaks or water damage. Fix plumbing issues and dry wet areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

Improve Ventilation: Proper airflow is essential in preventing moisture buildup. Use exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens, and open windows to improve air circulation.

Reduce Humidity: Keep indoor humidity levels between 30% and 60%. Use dehumidifiers in high-humidity areas and ensure proper ventilation in attics and crawl spaces.

Regular Cleaning: Regularly clean and dry surfaces prone to moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchen areas. Remove any visible mold promptly using appropriate cleaning solutions.

Monitor Condensation: Insulate pipes, windows, and other cold surfaces to prevent condensation. Wipe off condensation and dry surfaces regularly.

Use Mold-Resistant Products: Consider using mold-resistant materials in areas prone to moisture, such as drywall, paints, and sealants.


Preventing mold requires proactive measures and consistent maintenance. By implementing these mold prevention tips, you can create a healthier environment and protect your property. If you do encounter mold growth, it's essential to seek professional assistance, such as SERVPRO McCall, for safe and effective mold remediation. Stay vigilant, take preventive actions, and enjoy a mold-free home.

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If you have a mold problem in your home or business, consider the following facts:

  • Significant mold growth can occur in 48-72 hours.
  • Mold may present a greater risk to children, the elderly, and anyone with respiratory problems.
  • A strong, musty odor may indicate hidden mold behind drywall or under carpeting.

What to Do:

  • Stay out of affected areas.
  • Turn off the HVAC system and fans.
  • Contact SERVPRO of McCall for mold remediation services.

What Not to Do:

  • Don’t touch or disturb the mold.
  • Don’t blow air across any surfaces with visible or suspected mold growth.
  • Don’t attempt to dry the area yourself.
  • Don’t spray bleach or other disinfectants on the mold.

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If you suspect that your home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of McCall has the training, equipment, and expertise to handle the situation.

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