How to Tackle Mold in Southwest Florida

One of the most common questions we receive is, "How do I prevent & manage mold in South Florida?". It's understandable.

Here in Southwest Florida, humidity runs high and heavy rain and major storms occur year-round. The potential for water damage (and mold growth) is always present. 

Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help prevent mold in your home. Below are a few of our top tips: 

‣ Control humidity in your home. This is essential, and you can do this by setting your thermostat to Auto, replacing your filters regularly, using a dehumidifier and lowering the temperature inside your home. 

‣ Prevent water leaks and mitigate damage. Prevention is best way. Once water intrusion occurs, if wet or damp areas are dried within 24-48 hours, in most cases mold will not grow. But you must act quickly. ⠀

‣ Checking for leaks or damage after major storms, especially in high-risk areas like drain pans, drain lines, A/C units, roofs, bathrooms, sinks, etc. Regular storm checks are an important way to identify water damage and respond to the potential threat with a repair. 

Almost 66% percent of residents in Naples and Marco Island are seasonal. This poses an added challenge when it comes to mold prevention. Seasonal residents head back north each summer (some leaving 6 months at a time or more), and as we say, an unoccupied home is an at-risk home. 

Using a trusted home watch service can offer added protection. We make sure that every nook and cranny of your home is safe and in excellent condition. If we identify damage, we will be instantly in touch with you for next steps. 

Have a look around our website to learn more about our dedicated home watch services. Have questions? You can call us at (239) 360-3605 or drop us a line at We can't wait to hear from you!