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Humidifiers Can be a Mold Breeding Ground!

2/2/2021 (Permalink)

Many of us often use humidifiers in our home to combat the dry air here in San Diego. Humidifiers must be maintained in order to prevent mold growth which can lead to various health effects. 

First, be sure to regularly empty remaining water and rinse daily with hot, soapy water. As weekly maintenance, you can run ½ cup of white vinegar through your humidifier to thoroughly cleanse and remove bacteria from your humidifier machine. You’ll want to do this outside to avoid the harsh vinegar smells from entering your home. 

Finally, while increasing the humidity in your home is excellent for your skin and your health, it can also increase mold growth in your home. If you notice any water damage or moisture in the walls or flooring, it is very important to get a professional examination of the affected area. SERVPRO of Santee & Lakeside has a trained team of technicians who are always ready to assist you in your house’s water or mold damage. Call us today at (619) 258-7200 to make it "Like it never even happened."

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