If the sight or scent of mold in your home inspires serious fear, you’re not alone. Whether a minor issue or full-blown problem, you can remove mold from most surfaces. Try these three methods for eliminating mold from your Columbia, Maryland, home.

Know Where to Look

You’ve probably heard horror stories of mold appearing in basements and other hidden areas of your home. But did you know that mold can also thrive in areas that are much easier to access?

Mold starts as spores that disperse through the air. When they land, they can grow in any dark, moist area. At Griffith Energy Services, we’ve seen our fair share of mold. In addition to the basement, we recommend keeping an eye on mold and mildew growth in bathrooms, kitchens, near the water heater, around the washing machine, and even around the HVAC system.

Clean Affected Areas

If mildew has taken hold in your home, you’ll want to devise a plan to clean it up immediately. Unlike dirt and dust, however, mold needs special care.

Since you don’t want mold spores to spread, be sure to seal off the area in question with plastic sheeting. Put on disposable gloves and a particle mask to protect yourself, and then prepare a cleaning solution with one part detergent to about 10 parts water. If this mild solution doesn’t do the trick, you may need to use diluted bleach or another detergent to eliminate the mold completely.

Replace the Air Filter

Because mold spores travel through the air, keeping your home’s indoor air quality high should be at the top of your list of things to do. Make a point of throwing out the old air filter and replacing it with a new one once a month. This will prevent mold from entering your HVAC system, keep it from circulating through your home, and lower the chances of making your family sick.

Nervous about tackling a persistent mold issue in your home? Contact the indoor air quality experts at Griffith Energy Services, Inc. to learn more at 888-474-3391.

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Dear Customers,

At this time, when the news is dominated by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency around the world, we wanted to personally reach out and let you know that we are vigilantly implementing enhanced protocols to ensure your safety and the safety of our team.

We are closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control regarding the spread of the virus. This is an evolving situation and we will continue to develop and take necessary measures as needed. Our focus is to ensure that we meet customer needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities safe.

Here’s what we’re doing:

  • Everyone on our team has received enhanced training and protocol briefings. We will continue to evolve and adjust these protocols as needed.
  • We are implementing telecommuting options for positions where applicable.
  • Non-essential work travel is currently on hold for all employees.
  • We are conducting enhanced cleaning practices at our locations and are instructing employees to continually sanitize their work stations and vehicles.
  • We are also urging all employees to be vigilant about frequent hand washing.

Information for you:
If you have an existing service appointment, we look forward to seeing you and want to reassure you that we are doing everything we can to promote a safe and secure service experience.

During this challenging time, if you are experiencing symptoms related to the COVID-19 virus or have been exposed to it, in order to protect our team and all the customers we serve, we encourage you to please reschedule your service appointment, by calling us at 888-474-3391.

Your safety is our highest priority and we truly appreciate the trust that you place in our team and our company.

Best regards,
Griffith Energy Services

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