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Longmont Mold Damage - How Ceiling Fans Can Protect Against Mold Damage

5/2/2016 (Permalink)

Mold damage in Longmont can be very destructive. Trust the pros at SERVPRO of Fort Collins to get rid of the damage!

Learn How Ceiling Fans Can Help Against Longmont Mold Damage 

If you own a home or business in Longmont, mold damage might not be first on your list of priorities, but it should be. We tend to focus all of our attention on safeguarding against things like extreme weather, fires, and flooding, but we often forget about mold. 

This can lead to costly and damaging situations because while mold can be associated with flooding and heavy rain, the cause is not always obvious. There doesn’t have to be flooding for mold problems to occur. More often than not, there is an unidentified leak somewhere on the property. It must be found, repaired, and restored by a professional team. 

Once the damage has been repaired, one of the most effective ways to safeguard against further damage is to install and use ceiling fans. 

Why Do Ceiling Fans Protect Against Mold? 

The buildings most susceptible to mold damage in Longmont are the ones with poor ventilation and air circulation. This is why ceiling fans can be an affordable and effective way to tackle the problem. Vent fans are particularly useful in bathrooms and kitchens because they actively remove moisture from areas which tend to collect it. 

Just think about all of the things that you do in your kitchen that produce heat and steam. The moisture in the air hangs around, until it makes contact with cool surfaces, and condenses. It then sits on walls and ceilings, weakening their integrity and giving mold spores a perfect place to multiply. This is why bathrooms, especially ones without windows, must contain a fan. 

How Can I Use Ceiling Fans to Prevent Mold? 

The first step is remembering to turn them on. It is no good installing ceiling fans if you don’t use them. This happens more frequently than you might expect so don’t be that homeowner who wastes valuable time and effort on unused purchases. Turn your ceiling fans on every time that you have a shower or cook in the kitchen. 

Also, take care to keep your ceiling fans clean. They will naturally collect dirt, dust, and grime over time, but regular cleaning will remove this. If vents are not properly maintained, the fan can’t function at full capacity. You may start to develop mold even if you use the ceiling fans, precisely because they are not working at full power. Check the vents regularly for obstructions and blockages. 

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For more help and advice on the best ways to prevent mold damage, talk to the experts at SERVPRO of Fort Collins on (970) 493-6335 today. 

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