Simple Ways to Avoid Household Mold
Household mold is a common occurrence in many homes. Mold needs three things to flourish: mold spores, moisture, and warmth. Between snow, rain, and warm indoor temperatures, mold frequently happens this time of the year. Here are a few simple things you can do to prevent mold from growing in your home.
1. Don’t leave piles of wet clothes around. Rain and snow can cause you to bring wet clothing into your home. It’s important to put these items into an area where they are able to dry out so mold doesn’t start forming on them. Wet towels should also be hung up so they are able to dry.
2. Use your vent fans. Our kitchens and bathrooms have ventilation fans for a good reason. They keep the air flow going to remove any moisture from the area. This allows rooms to fully dry, which prevents mold growth. Always make sure to leave your fan on until excess moisture is removed.
3. Seal any leaks. If you’ve noticed leaks around pipes, doorways, or windows, it’s important to seal them to prevent water from leaking into your home. Leaks are a big cause of mold growth, so take action as soon as you find them.
4. Clean up any standing water. If you notice standing water in your home, whether from a spill or melted snow, be sure to clean it up right away. Standing water introduces moisture into your home and could potentially cause a bigger problem.
If you have found mold in your home, our team is here to help. We will find the source of the mold, determine if you need a mold hygienist, and make a plan to remediate the mold.