Safety Steps for Dealing with Mold in Your Home

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Knowing and understanding the what, why, and how of mold in your home can help you to better approach the removal and maintenance of mold.  We’ve gathered safety tips for dealing with mold in your home to help you do just that.

Mold Basics


  • The key to preventing mold growth is moisture control
  • If you believe there is a mold problem- contact AmeriClean immediately for a FREE ESTIMATE
  • If mold is found in the home, you should clean up the mold promptly and determine the water problem
  • If a water damage occurs in your home, it is important to dry the water-damaged areas with 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth
Why is mold growing in my home?

First things first, mold is everywhere.  This statement is not made to scare you into our services or event to make you believe you have black mold throughout your entire house.  We simply want you to understand that molds are part of the natural environment  and as long as the mold levels within your home are equal to or less than the levels outside of your home, you’re okay (this level is determined by taking an air sample).  There are many types of mold but they all require the presence of water or moisture to grow.

Read On: Top Areas For Mold Growth in Your Home

How do I get rid of mold?

Now that we understand that mold is everywhere; we have another truth for you. It is impossible to get rid of all mold and mold spores indoors.  Some mold spores can be found floating through the air and in the dust throughout a home.  So how do you get rid of mold then? Simple- mold will not grow if moisture is not present.  The most effective way to get rid of mold and prevent future growth is to control the moisture inside of your home.  If you currently have a mold issue in your home, call AmeriClean to first clean up the mold and then fix the water problem.  If you clean up the mold problem but don’t fix the water problem, you are most likely going to experience mold growth again in the future.

Learn More: Mold Remediation- DIY or Pros?

You know the basics and ready to once and for all solve the mold problem within your home- give AmeriClean a call at 219-641-3711 to schedule your free estimate!

About AmeriClean, Inc.

AmeriClean, Inc was established in 1986 by Bob Eriks in a small warehouse as a provider of Fire Damage Restoration for Northwest Indiana.  Fast forward to today and AmeriClean’s services include CarpetUpholsteryAir Duct,  Area RugCeramic Tile Cleaning; as well as: Water Damage RestorationFire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation.  With 30 years of experience, AmeriClean, Inc. is now a leading name in water, fire and restoration services for both residential and commercial properties.  For more information, visit our website or call 800.654.9101.

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