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Heavy Rain Causes Mold Outbreak in Wolf Creek?

3/5/2024 (Permalink)

Water puddles on the ground during a heavy rain event. We restore water intrusion damage 24 hours a day in Lane County.

Our local South Eugene and Florence team responds to water damage emergencies in Wolf Creek throughout the year. During the Spring rainy season, Lane County receives 42 percent of annual precipitation. With all the rain, mold outbreaks are a common challenge. Here are steps to help prevent mold growth:

Maintain Proper Ventilation: Ensure good airflow in your home by using exhaust fans in bathrooms and kitchens, opening windows when possible, and using a dehumidifier to reduce indoor humidity.

Fix Leaks Promptly: Inspect your roof, plumbing, and windows for leaks and repair them immediately. A well-maintained home is less susceptible to water intrusion.

Keep Gutters and Downspouts Clean: Regularly clean gutters and extend downspouts to direct rainwater away from your home's foundation to prevent water from seeping into crawlspaces.

Use Mold-Resistant Materials: When renovating or building, consider using mold-resistant drywall, paints, and insulation in susceptible areas like crawl spaces and bathrooms.

Monitor Indoor Humidity: Use a hygrometer to measure indoor humidity levels. Aim for humidity below 50% to discourage mold growth.

Clean and Maintain HVAC Systems: Change HVAC filters regularly and have your HVAC system inspected to prevent moisture buildup.

Use Mold-inhibiting Cleaners: Regularly clean and disinfect areas prone to moisture, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements, using mold-inhibiting cleaners.

By implementing these measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of mold damage during the rainy season in Lane County, Oregon.

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When your home or commercial business in Wolf Creek has mold damage from stormwater intrusion, our South Eugene and Florence team is Here to Help. ® Call us today at 541-345-0115.

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