Mold Prevention in Your Home

There is only one way to prevent mold from growing in your home, and that is by controlling moisture. No matter what you do, you will be unable to prevent mold spores from entering your home. What you can prevent is those mold spores from growing. If there is no moisture, there will be no mold. It is that simple.

This article from MedicineNet.com provides some tips to help control your home’s moisture.

•     Leaks in plumbing or other structures that lead to moisture buildup should be identified and repaired.

•     Areas of leakage and water damage in the home should be cleaned and dried within 24-48 hours.

•     Use of an air conditioner or air dehumidifier during humid seasons can help reduce the potential for moisture buildup.

•     Avoid the use of carpets in humid basements and bathrooms.

•     Using fans and maintaining good ventilation in the home can also help prevent or control dampness.

•     Mold inhibitors can be added to household paints.

•     Keep indoor humidity low (ideally between 30%-50%).

•     Use bathroom fans or open bathroom windows when showering.

•     Appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes dryers and stoves, should be vented to the outdoors when possible.

After all this work, can you really be sure your home is mold free? For the most part, yes. But if you want to be certain that your house is void of all molds, sampling and testing may be carried out by a qualified professional.

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