Mold in Hawaii
Mold is a rampant problem in the state of Hawaii, and we at SERVPRO of East Honolulu know what can happen if not handled properly.
Mold generally does not grow when the humidity is over 60%. This is near impossible to do in Hawaii without expensive tools.
This can be an extreme issue, as even one Mililani resident had to re-locate due to extreme black mold growth.
Here are some simple tips to stop the mold growth before we step in:
1. Assess why your mold is growing. There is one thing that we cannot control, and it is the temperature and the humidity. These are the biggest factors in growing mold, but we can control how it affects our homes. If it is on the surface one can simply paint over it or use a half ammonia and half water solution. Leave it on for 5-10 mins and then clean, if that does not work. Repeat with just a vinegar solution. If neither of these solutions work it is time to call us, meaning the mold is deeper inside your house than it appears.
2. Prevent the mold before it even comes, whenever you have water damage or water inside your home; dry everything and anything as quickly as possible! We can't help our climate but we can control the water amount inside our house. Make sure you clean up excess water to stop any type of growth from bacteria and mold spores.
Mold is messy but we can ensure our safety using these simple cleaning/prevention methods!