Mold growth is an unfortunate problem that any home can experience, new or old. Because of Hawaii’s climate, humidity and moisture are common issues. Unfortunately, both contribute to common types of mold infestations in homes and businesses.
Because mold growth is a frequent concern in Hawaii, knowing how to prevent it is essential when it comes to keeping your home and family safe. You must also know what to do as soon as you spot the first spores growing.
Keep Internal Humidity Low
There’s no reason to keep the humidity inside your building high. Hawaii is naturally humid, so you’ll want to carefully monitor your humidity levels to ensure you’re not breeding mold and bacteria. If you look at your windows, furniture, or other possessions and notice condensation, your internal humidity is probably too high. Keep it lower than 60 percent. If necessary, add a dehumidifier to your home.
Improve Air Circulation Throughout the Home
One of the surefire ways to prevent mold growth is to keep air flowing. Let the air circulate frequently in all the building’s rooms, not just in areas that require concentrated ventilation like full bathrooms. Here in Hawaii, it’s even recommended that you run an air conditioner often.
Setting up fans and allowing them to circulate air for regulated periods is also a great way to prevent humidity levels from rising. When possible, keep doors around your home open, even in your closets.
Know the Signs
If you’ve never experienced mold before, identifying the early signs of growth can be tricky. Knowing what to look for mold is just as important as preventing it. If you notice a damp, musty odor somewhere in your home, you should have an inspection conducted soon to discover the odor’s source. The mold will present itself in textured spots. If you see black growths, you might be facing toxic black mold, one of the most dangerous species.
Schedule Mold Inspection and Remediation With Hawaii Restoration Services
With Hawaii Restoration Services, you can have your inspection and mold remediation completed in no time. We are a local company that knows Hawaii and the types of mold everyone faces. If you’re concerned that you may have an infestation, call us today and we’ll come investigate. You can reach us at (808) 468-7978.