Mold is essential for the role it plays in nature. Mold helps break down dead organic matter such as dead trees and fallen leaves. The muggy climate in Florida provides a great environment for mold to grow.
Mold reproduces microscopic spores that float through the air. When these spores land on a damp area, they can reproduce and mold will grow.
Florida has many seasonal residents that reside in their homes only part time.
During the time a home is vacant, steps must be taken to keep moisture down to stop mold from growing and/or spreading.
According to FPL (Florida Power and Light), mold can begin to take root inside your home when the relative humidity (RH) exceeds about 68 percent.
So, what can be done to keep mold at bay? Have a humidistat or dehumidifier installed in your home or if you have a programmable thermostat you can program in a cooler temperature before sunrise and increase it after.
Another way to keep mold down is a product called Damp Rid. Damp Rid absorbs humidity and water vapor.
Stop and clean up leaks right away. Having someone watch your home when you are away will help leaks get noticed and fixed when they first start before damage is done.
It is more cost effective to take the steps necessary to prevent mold from growing in your home as it can be expensive to deal with a mold problem once the mold becomes established in your home.
Jumpp To It is a property management and property maintenance company serving Southwest Florida (Ft Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples FL). “In homes we manage, steps are taken to help prevent and control mold growth”.
We treat your home like it was our own! We are available whenever and wherever you need us!. Contact Jumpp To It if you need someone to care for your home when you are out of town for the season or any period of time.