It seems like you can’t load up Google News these days without another story about a mold-infested school. By now we are well aware of what causes mold and what mold causes, but why are schools so seemingly at risk? And what should they do about it?
When looking to prevent mold in your home it is important to protect your home from a number of problems that might cause mold to arise. This scourges that can bring on mold include humidity levels, leaky roofs, improperly installed sump pumps, and water damage problems. These are common problems in many home across the nation including homes in the state of Maryland. With Maryland being at a low sea level mold is a consistent problem. The first part that needs to be understood is stopping the mold from occurring from in the home is controlling the humidity level.
Anyone working as a building maintenance professional at a rental property needs to prevent and eliminate mold growth on surfaces to protect the health of their tenants. Once mold starts to grow on walls or insulation in an apartment building, it begins to take away from the value of the structure, making it difficult to lease apartments to new tenants. Mold spores are on many surfaces in a room but remain inert until there is enough moisture to proliferate. The most important thing to do to prevent mold from growing into large colonies is ensure that surfaces in apartments are as dry as possible.