As temperatures drop around Alachua and surrounding areas do we get a break from mold?
Finally, Floridians are getting a break from all the heat and lower humidity as temperatures drop, but will we get a break from the presence of mold growing in our homes? The answer is no, keeping our homes safe from mold is a year round job. Mold exists all around us as spores float through the outside air at all times, so it would be almost impossible, unless you lived in a bubble to keep mold spores out of your home. The first step in finding out if you have mold growing in your home or air quality issues from mold is to have a state licensed mold assessor come out and test your home. They not only test your home, but also test the outside air, and this is how they determine if you have an air quality issue in your home by seeing if your home has more spores floating about than the air outside where we know mold exists. After remediation is completed, the mold assessor will again perform testing to show that your spore counts in your home are within normal levels. Did you know that in the state of Florida the same company cannot test for mold and perform your remediation? This would be like you taking a test in school and being able to grade it yourself. In fact, many remediation companies never tell the home or business owner about the process of testing. Instead they base their remediation efforts on visual inspection and the customer has no idea whether there is still mold lurking somewhere you cannot see or if there is an air quality issue due to a high number spores floating throughout your home. Unless you’ve had an issue with mold, the process can seem daunting if you suspect you have mold. Get informed and give SERVPRO of Alachua County West with any and all questions you may have and we will steer you in the right direction.