How to Prevent Mold in Your Home
Are you concerned about mold developing in your home? Mold is a type of fungus that grows indoors and outdoors, and thrives in wet, damp conditions. Exposure to mold can cause many health problems in humans including respiratory issues, skin irritations, and severe allergic reactions. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent mold from developing in your home.
Control humidity levels. Since mold thrives in humid conditions, keep the humidity levels in your home no higher than 50%. Try using a dehumidifier if you live in a humid region.
Repair everything that leaks. Do you have a leaky window or pipe in your home? Repair these as soon as possible so mold doesn’t start to grow at the site of the leak.
Dry out everything after a flood occurs. If you experience a flood in your home, make sure to dry all of the affected items completely. If anything is damp and not given the opportunity to dry out, it’s likely it will start to develop mold.
Ventilate rooms with water access. Make sure rooms with water lines are ventilated. Your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room should all have a way for air to flow though whether it be an in-ceiling fan or an open window.
Use mold-killing cleaners. Mold is most likely to show in your bathroom due to the presence of sinks and showers. Use mold-killing cleaners in these areas to prevent mold grown before it happens.
We wish you the best of luck mold-proofing your home. If you suspect you might have mold, give us a call to schedule an appointment with our specialists.