Your nose can detect MOLD!
SERVPRO of Blackfoot/Pocatello has held a Continuing Education Class for Realtors on Mold. SERVPRO offers these Continuing Ed classes to both Insurance and Realtor Professionals Free of Charge. Realtors from Shelley, Blackfoot, Pocatello and surrounding areas gain valuable knowledge on the factors, dangers and remedies for mold. SERVPRO stresses that first it is important to remove the moisture source, make sure the area is entirely dry and afterwards a in-depth cleaning is in order. SERVPRO also warns of the importance of wearing a mask that can filter the fine particles and gas as well as other proper protective equipment. We here at SERVPRO explain the biggest indicator of mold is your nose since mold can grow anywhere there is moisture and leaves a bad smell.
Here are some suggestions homeowners can do to prevent mold from getting out of hand included keeping crawlspace/attics, and storage areas vents open year-round and making sure attics have proper ventilation. Since airflow is extremely important, we also suggest making sure dryer vents are properly attached and that the air flows to the outside of the house, not under it.