Six Ideas For Preventing Mold Growth

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Six Ideas For Preventing Mold Growth

29 May 2018
 Categories: Home & Garden, Blog

Mold presents both an aesthetic and health problem wherever it occurs. It doesn't help that mold can grow anywhere, as long as the conditions are right. However, there are measures that you can take to make it much harder for mold to grow inside your home.

Identify Areas That Are Likely to Be Affected

There are areas of your home that are more likely to have a mold problem compared to others. Basements that have a history of flooding, areas with regular condensation, and sections of the ceiling underneath a leak are some of these areas.

When you've identified these areas, do what needs to be done to correct the problem: either waterproofing or fixing the leak.

Dry Wet Spots ASAP

Moisture is essential for mold to grow. Therefore, if you dry wet areas of your house as quickly as possible, it will be harder for the mold to grow. If you have a carpet or furniture that has been exposed to water, remove it ,and ensure you leave it where it can dry. Take wet clothes out of the washing machine as quickly as possible, and hang them outside.

Ensure There's Proper Ventilation

It's harder to for moisture to stick to the walls, floor, or ceiling in an area that is well ventilated. Your kitchen, bathrooms, attic, laundry room, and any other place that is exposed to a lot of moisture should be properly ventilated at all times. Appliances that produce moisture should also be properly vented.

Use Mold-Resistant Products

From paints to drywall, there are many products that are available today that have added mold resistance. If you're in the process of redecorating, renovating, or building, use materials that have superior mold resistance, especially in parts of the house that are likely to have a mold problem.

Monitor Indoor Humidity

Keep an eye on the humidity levels inside your home. There are moisture meters that you can purchase, and these can tell you if your humidity levels are too high. In such a situation, consider using a dehumidifier.

Get Any Mold Growth Professionally Cleaned

Mold spreads very quickly once it starts to grow. Sometimes, it's the very act of cleaning the mold that can make it easier for the mold to spread to other parts of your house. You may also fail to notice if the mold has spread to areas you can't see. Hire mold removal services to ensure that the mold in your home is removed without the risk of spreading it other areas.

For more information, talk to companies like DiBiaso's Cleaning and Restoration, Inc.

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