4 Easy Ways to Prevent Household Mold
Nobody wants mold in their home. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to prevent mold from growing in your house. If you have had mold problems in the past or are concerned you could have mold problems in the future, here are a few prevention tips to keep in mind.
Remove clutter. If your home is full of clutter, it might be time to give it a thorough cleaning. Clutter can block you HVAC unit and prevent proper air flow. Air flow is a key component in drying out any moisture and preventing mold from developing. If you’ve noticed your air vents are blocked, clear them right away.
Check for standing water. If there are any areas in your home that have standing water, clean it up and repair the cause of the leak. Typically standing water can be found around pipes, sub pumps, or any area where water connects to an appliance. Since dampness and moisture are big causes of mold, repairing these problems will be very helpful in the long run.
Buy a dehumidifier. If you live in a humid area of the state, you might want to consider buying a dehumidifier. You can purchase a small, portable version or have a household sized dehumidifier installed that treats your whole house. This will pull excess moisture from the air, making it a difficult environment for mold to grow.
Do regular inspections. If you think your home is at risk for mold, the best thing you can do is be vigilant about areas that could be susceptible to mold. Check your bathrooms, basement, ceilings, and any areas where there is a water supply, humidity, and lack of airflow.
If you have discovered mold in your home, our mold remediation team can help. We will evaluate the area for mold and make a plan for removal.