“I got tired of going through Clorox bottles only to have the mold return,” stated Jerry Johnson, President of the Moreland Neighborhood Association. “So I called in the professionals.”
Mold, and its effects when left untreated, was the topic when Disaster Plus and Crawlspacesplus.com accepted the invitation to speak to the Moreland Neighborhood Association members on April 20th . The welcomed invitation came as a direct result of successfully completing a mold remediation project at Mr. Johnson’s home in Charleston, South Carolina. The floor was opened up for questions; many pointing to high humidity issues in the home and crawlspace. A list of helpful home tips in avoiding mold and water disasters was made available.
Following are a few tips we supplied: Change your washing machine hoses at least once every three years. Broken washing machine hoses account for a large number of home water disasters! Seasonally change the direction of your ceiling fans. Fans should run counter clockwise in summer (drawing cool air upwards) and clockwise in winter (pushing warmer air to the floor) to keep your home most comfortable. Install gutters and/or extend downspouts to route the water away from the foundation. Rainwater from your roof collecting under your home contributes to an environment for rot, mold, and moisture loving insects. If you think you have a moisture problem or are seeing mold, it’s time to call a professional to be sure to minimize any long term damage.