How to Prevent Garage Mold
We all know mold can grow in damp areas of you home - the bathroom, kitchen, and basement - but did you know that it can also grow in your garage? Garage mold is not uncommon. Mold usually thrives in dark, moist, and warm environments, making your garage an ideal spot. Luckily, there are several ways you can prevent mold from making its way into your garage.
Clean up any water. Water can find its way into your garage many ways. Spills, melted snow, and rain water dripping from you car are just a few different examples. If you’ve noticed water pooling and not drying out, it’s best to remove it with a rag.
Install a dehumidifier. A dehumidifier is a great way to ensure your garage is free of any moisture. At the very least, consider placing a fan in your garage to dry everything out.
Use mildew-resistant building materials. If you plan to paint your garage, make sure to choose a mildew resistant paint. If you are remodeling or adding a garage, you can use special mildew-resistant materials for your walls as opposed to traditional interior drywall.
Switch our your cardboard storage boxes. Cardboard is an organic material that mold can feed on. It can easily retain moisture which can cause the boxes break down easily, compromising its contents. Consider replacing your cardboard boxes with plastic bins which are mold resistant.
If you’ve found mold In your home, our 24/7 emergency team is ready to help. Call us at our Anchorage, Fairbanks, or Mat-Su Valley locations for immediate response.