Mold Remediation Residential Mold is everywhere we look. It is one of the most effective decomposing agents in our world and exists on the presence of moisture, oxygen and food. The drier you can keep your home, the greater the possibility that mold will not colonize. However, if there are high humidity levels, or a specific moisture source, mold can colonize as quickly as 24 hours. Once mold spores have colonized, it can be difficult to keep it contained to one specific area. This could be due to ventilation systems in the home that could help the spores move around to different parts of the home. Once the spores have spread, you could have a bigger problem than you originally experienced. Tidy Clean is a full service restoration company, fully staffed with IICRC certified and trained professionals. We are IICRC certified to handle any type of mold remediation project. We are licensed, bonded and insured, and available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Servicing the Mankato, MN area, we can respond to your mold remediation project quickly. If you would like a free estimate, give us a call at 507-344-1742. Mold Hazards Not all mold is hazardous, however a good rule of thumb is the darker the color, the worse it is. It is always wise to respect mold and the damage it can cause to your health. Symptoms of Mold exposure include but are not limited to runny nose, congestion, eye irritation, difficulty when breathing, irritated throat, coughing and sneezing. As the conditions continue, over time the mold can worsen along with the occupant’s health. Chronic illnesses can develop, as well as respiratory infections such as bronchitis. Needless to say, mold can severely affect the comfort of the occupants of your home, causing allergies to worsen and heighten other respiratory issues. Preventing Mold Growth in your Home Keep humidity levels down: Through the use of air conditioning systems and dehumidifiers, you can help prevent mold growth by keeping moisture levels down. Remember that mold thrives on moisture, so the less moisture in your home, the greater your abilities to keep it from colonizing. Proper Ventilation: Stagnant, moist air can cause mold to colonize. Make sure your bathroom is well ventilated. If you can open a window and let moist air out, that would help remove the moisture from accumulating in the bathroom. In addition, exhaust fans that ventilate outside can help with the prevention of mold. Make sure that your dryer vent exhausts outside as well. If the moist air is being directed to the attic or other enclosed area of your home, you could experience a major issue. Proper use of mold inhibitors: Many times you can find mold inhibitors at Home Depot or Lowes. Make sure to read the directions and apply according to the manufacturer’s directions. Selecting the right agent and applying correctly could prevent mold spores from landing in certain areas of the home and colonizing. Fix outside leaks: When the source of moisture is eliminated, mold has a very hard time colonizing and growing. Bring an inspector in to identify the areas of the home that is exposed to the outside elements and get them repaired. This way, you can eliminate mold at the source where moisture is entering the home. Choose Tidy Clean When you choose Tidy Clean, we will make sure to handle your mold remediation process with expert hands! Our IICRC certified technicians know how to clean the mold and will teach you preventative ways to eliminate mold from your life for good! Experienced Technicians: We hire the right professionals who are certified and experienced. We only bring on the best talent that will respect your home and do the job right the first time. Our guys are friendly, responsible and will show up for their scheduled appointment. High Quality Equipment: When we take on your mold remediation job, we will arrive with the right tools and equipment to do the job. Tidy Clean will contain the affected area using poly, personal protective gear and negative air machines supplied with HEPA filters. This way we can keep the mold contained to the affected area only. If your home has dangerous amounts of mold present, or you would like to have survey of your home done for mold, please give Tidy Clean a call. Tidy Clean covers the Mankato, MN and surrounding areas for your mold remediation needs. For 24 hour service call 888-285-8080, or for a free estimate call 507-344-1742.