Summer is normally a time for fun and festivities. It’s a time to throw away your worries and take a moment to bond with your family and friends. Of course, you can’t forget the most important thing, especially if you live in Newtown Square, PA – no cold weather!
Unfortunately, summer isn’t all sunshine and barbecues. If you’re not careful and you let your guard down, your home could experience an infestation of mold or end up needing sewage cleanup, both of which require the professional assistance of ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration. What can you do to prevent either of these household disasters from happening? What do you need to keep in mind?
Allow Air to Properly Circulate
In order to prevent mold, you should allow air to freely circulate throughout your home. Open windows and screen doors when you can. When possible, use a dehumidifier to remove excessive moisture from areas prone to musty, damp air, such as a basement.
Wipe Up Spills and Water Immediately
If you or a guest spills water (or any type of beverage for that matter), wipe it up as soon as you can. When it comes to excessive moisture and humidity in the bathroom, if the exhaust fan isn’t enough to adequately ventilate the room, wipe down the walls and flooring with a towel to help remove moisture buildup.
Don’t Flush Objects Down the Toilet that Aren’t Meant to be Flushed
When objects that aren’t meant to be flushed are flushed down a toilet, sewage cleanup will be required if your sewer main backs up and floods your home, so be careful. Don’t treat your toilets like trash cans or garbage disposals. Make sure family and guests understand that toys, feminine napkins, and other items that aren’t toilet-safe should be disposed of in another way.
Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of Newtown Square, PA, for reliable sewage cleanup assistance. We can be reached here or call us at (610) 353-3240.