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Indoor Humidity!

12/3/2018 (Permalink)

Bathroom with mold from humidity. We can do all the work.

With all the rain we've had this season, it's no wonder clients are calling SERVPRO of SW San Jose this winter about mold issues with their properties.  In this case, a tenant phoned her landlord complaining of mold growing on her contents being stored in her bedroom closet.

The landlord contacted SERVPRO of SW San Jose for a moisture inspection of the property.  When we inspected it we found no active water sources, but the humidity in the house measured around 74%.

To avoid mold issues, the EPA recommends you keep humidity levels below 60%, preferably between 30% - 50%. 

In the case of old homes that may not contain insulation in the walls, running a dehumidifier can go a long way as a temporarily measure to prevent mold. 

Check out the EPA website for more info:  https://www.epa.gov/mold/brief-guide-mold-moisture-and-your-home

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