South Florida is a vacationer’s paradise, but it’s also a paradise for mold.

Moisture and Humidity

Most areas of the country are either arid all year round, or experience high humidity only certain times of the year. South Florida, on the other hand, is humid pretty much 365, which means mold growth is year round. That’s not to mention the mold that comes from even minimal flooding, rain leakage, shower condensation, and leaky pipes.

Where Mold Thrives

On top of moisture, mold also needs food, but food for mold includes tile, grout, wood, sheetrock, and pretty much everything we build our homes and businesses with. Mold can also get into the furnishing.

Health Concerns

Health concerns when it comes to mold include allergy based reactions, increased risk of infection, irritant symptoms (hacking, wheezing, and rashes), and long-term toxic effects, the controversial extent of which is still being studied.

The Importance of Professional Cleaning

Because of the health risks that come with both living around mold and cleaning the mold yourself without the proper protective equipment, alongside the effectiveness of using top-of-the-line products that ensure all the mold is gone, professional cleaning and prevention is highly recommended.

Let Us Help

ServiceMaster by Alpha Restoration helps those in South Florida clean the mold in their home and business on a daily basis. Give us a call 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year at 305-899-1600, or visit us online at!

Why South Florida is Susceptible to Mold