During winter, many people across the country travel to Florida to avoid the cold and usually return home when summer comes; they are commonly known as Snowbirds. Florida’s subtropical climate is a perfect escape from the harsh cold, but it’s hot summers bring too much heat and high levels of humidity. If you are a Snowbird, you are probably aware of the preparations you’d need to combat the effects that the humid summer can bring during your long absence from your Florida home. You may have experienced seeing mold when you returned to your winter residence six months later, which is not okay.
Aside from the high levels of humidity, not keeping your A/C in shape and water damage from leaks or cracks can result to mold and mildew growth. These release spores which can endanger your health, and can cause respiratory problems and allergies. The moment you return to your Florida home, the first thing you should do is to inspect the places where mold can possibly appear. Check the plumbing for leaks as well as the walls and roof. Take time to notice the signs of mold growth, such as a musty odor and discoloration of the walls. You may also want to hire a mold tester to know more about the kind of mold that is present in your home and how to deal with it.
Second, contact your insurance provider and ask if mold remediation is included in your insurance coverage. Finally, it is time for the mold to be removed. While some people may opt to remove the mold by themselves, mold remediation is actually more than that; it is a complex process which needs to be done by a professional. You might not know that you are actually spreading the mold into the other portions of your home; in addition, you may get sick from inhaling it.
If you are a Southwest Florida Snowbird and need help in removing mold from your winter home, or water damage that might have caused it, ServiceMaster by Wright is a trusted emergency damage restoration and mold remediation company with offices in Fort Myers, Naples, Sarasota, and Manatee, Florida. Before mold spreads further, contact us to avoid an even greater disaster! Our over 40 years of experience in this field of work is sure to guarantee your satisfaction. Call us at 866-676-7761 anytime!