Enviro-Test Offers Tips for Preventing Summer Mold

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In the summer, mold can thrive when humidity levels are high.

When the weather gets hot, the air in homes can become humid, inviting mold to settle and thrive. Enviro-Test can get homes tested for mold and offer tips to help prevent mold during the summer months.

In the summer, a closed house with the air conditioning turned off will have higher humidity levels than an air-conditioned home. A vacant house also receives little or no sunlight through closed shades and no air movement with the fan off and the doors locked. If a homeowner left the air conditioning running, it would have cooled the home and removed moisture from the air and circulated and filtered the air.

Molds thrive when the humidity levels exceed 70 percent. Because humidity levels vary from day to day, the thermostat should be left at or below 74 degrees, and the fan should be set to "on."

Normally, mold cleaning and remediation processes disturb the spores, which become airborne and can settle on unclean or untreated surfaces, where they continue to thrive in the humid, warm, dark conditions.

Enviro-Test offers the safe testing homeowners need to educate themselves about what can be within their home. Beat the heat this summer and get homes tested for mold. To learn more, call 800-228-7838.

About the company:
Enviro-Test has been providing professional services on Long Island since 1995, specializing in lead-based paint inspections, mold testing, asbestos testing, risk assessments (dust, water, and soil analysis), and consulting throughout several New York State regions, in both the commercial and residential disciplines. Enviro-Test uses state of the art X-ray Fluorescence technology (non-destructive) to test painted surfaces for lead. Enviro-Test is affiliated with several certified laboratories which provide professional and accurate analysis. Their customers have trusted the Enviro-Test name for close to 20 years now because of their three main principles: honesty, integrity, and accuracy. Their service and reports are thorough, always on time, and their customer care and service is second to none. Visit their website for more information: http://www.envirotestcompany.com.

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