- What causes mould in my home?
- What items do I keep in my possession?
- Should I open the windows to help the drying process?
Excess moisture caused by leaks or flooding in your home — especially in typically damp environments like your kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms — creates the perfect breeding ground for mould or mildew. To control and reduce the risk for mould growth in these areas, you must properly maintain your plumbing system and monitor appliances that use large quantities of water, such as dish washers and washing machines. Small amounts of indoor mould are unavoidable and usually harmless. In damp environments, however, mould spores can more easily reproduce and cause more serious and difficult to remove mould problems.
The following items should be kept in your possession: Medications, Cash, Pets, Valuable Jewelry, Stamp/Coin Collections, Checkbooks, Personal Documents, Valuable Artworks, Flammables, Gasoline Cans, Weapons/Ammunition.
Opening the windows in your commercial property to assist the drying process is not always recommended. Outside weather conditions may vary. Your ServiceMaster Restore technician will determine when and if opening windows to let in outside air is advisable.