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How To Get Rid Of Mold

Charlottesville mold testing reveals visible mold

Mold spores are always floating in the environment. Each time you open a door or window, mold spores can enter your home. Molds are most likely growing to some extent right now in the dusts that settle on surfaces in your home. It is impossible to eliminate all molds and mold spores.

Controlling Moisture

Since molds cannot grow without moisture, you can control mold growth by controlling indoor moisture. If moisture does get in, and you do have visible molds, be sure to clean non-porous surfaces such as smooth plastic or glass. Unfortunately, you may have to remove and dispose of porous items like upholstered furniture, drywall or ceiling tiles.

From Richmond to Charlottesville to Harrisonburg, moisture is palpable in the summer heat of Central Virginia. High humidity is a welcoming environment for mold so moisture control is essential to prevent mold from becoming established in your residence or commercial property. If mold has already begun growing, dehumidifiers can be essential for to get rid of mold and prevent it from returning.

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About Joel Loving

Joel Loving is a Licensed Mold Inspector and Certified Environmental Inspector with greater than 25 years experience in molds testing, inspections and remediation protocol development, hazardous building materials inspections, and indoor air quality assessments. He is retired from the faculty at the University of Virginia Environmental Health and Safety Department, currently serves on the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation Board for Asbestos, Home Inspectors, Lead, and Mold Licensing, and is President of Environmental Health Consultants, Inc.

To learn more about our mold inspection services, including moisture testing, and remediation protocol development,, contact us in Charlottesville at 434-962-8721 or 434-977-1409.