Keep Safe: How to Detect and Prevent Texas Mold Growth

Mold growth in Texas residential and business buildings can be caused by many factors and its important to know how to detect it and prevent it from spreading. One of the most common causes is water damage from small plumbing leaks in cabinets and water heater leaks in utility closets. If water damaged materials go untreated, they can lead to microbial growth, which can become a serious health hazard.

black mold and moisture inspection in Austin Texas home
Black Mold and Moisture Inspection Inside Austin Texas Home

Mold growth can be difficult to detect without the help of a certified Texas mold inspector, but there are signs that can indicate a problem. These signs include musty odors, dark spots on walls or floors, and discoloration of carpets or furniture. If you suspect mold growth in your home or business, it is important to take action immediately.

If you think you may have found mold in your home or business, there are a few steps you should take.

  1. Identify the source of mold growing at your property.
  2. Contact a certified Texas mold inspector to inspect the area and assess the severity of the type of mold present.
  3. Follow the recommendations from your mold remediation specialist to remove the mold in any contaminated areas safely.
  4. Have the specialist take steps to reduce moisture levels and eliminate hidden pockets of moisture to prevent future mold growth.
  5. Let the expert remove your contents to clean and protect them.
  6. To prevent mold spread, known as cross-contamination, allow the specialist to contain the area using EPA-approved plastic sheeting
  7. Allow your texas remediation team to clean and disinfect all affected surfaces within your property using an EPA-approved cleaner.
  8. Monitor the contaminated area for any signs of new mold growth.
  9. Consider preventive solutions such as dehumidifiers, air purifiers, or air conditioning systems to reduce moisture in your home.

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Mold infestations can have serious consequences, especially when they go untreated. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, molds have been estimated to cause "hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage each year." It is important to immediately detect and prevent mold growth in your Texas home or business.

If you think your found mold in your home or commercial business, get a professional inspection to determine the extent of the mold growth. Rytech Restoration of Austin provides certified mold inspections by experienced technicians trained to detect and identify black mold at its source. Schedule a Free Mold Inspection Today!