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Mold is a nuisance in both commercial and residential properties. That is why you need a team of reliable experts to help with mold removal. American Restoration Water and Fire LLC are ideal for this project. Our company serves Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, and the surrounding areas of New Mexico.

When you own a residential home or commercial building there are steps you can take to prevent mold growth in certain areas of the building. Below are scenarios that are likely to cause mold if not well taken care of.


Interior Mold Prevention

Conditioners and dehumidifiers are instrumental when we want to keep humidity levels low. You can prevent the malfunctioning of conditioners by cleaning the drip pans regularly.

When taking a shower, try opening the window. Also, a bathroom exhaust fan is ideal for bathroom use. Preventing condensation can be crucial in mold prevention.

Moisture sometimes collects in random places like windowpanes, pipes, and walls. It can be a challenge to identify such areas. Try insulating cold areas like water pipes. Plumbing leaks lead to moist surfaces, creating a conducive mold growth environment. After spotting these areas, it is important to fix any plumbing problems.

Also, avoid installing your carpet in areas where water usage is necessary. Due to constant water use, basements, kitchens, and bathrooms are not ideal for carpet flooring.


Exterior Mold Prevention

Once you have inspected the interior of your home, you should also examine the exterior. Gutters can be mold thriving areas. You should clean and repair these areas regularly and conduct a thorough survey and identify any roof leaks. If you identify any roof damage, try repairing it as soon as possible or call a licensed roofer to assess the damage.

If your roof is leaking, it would be best to act fast when water leaks or flooding occurs in your home or business. Mold thrives in damp places; thus, drying the water within 48 hours is crucial. If the furniture or the carpet has not dried up after 48 hours, it is best to remove it.


Mold problems in a home or business do not go away without proper mold removal techniques and treatments. Once you contact American Restoration, our team of reliable technicians can walk you through the removal and treatment process. Call us today to book an appointment.