Mold growth in the home is nothing to mess around with. If you've found mold, it's imperative that you have it removed as soon as possible. If you allow the problem to persist, the mold growing on the materials in your home will begin releasing spores into the air, which you will then breathe in, and, eventually, you can begin to get very, very sick.
Once you've had the mold removed, it will be up to you to make changes around the house to ensure it doesn't begin to grow again. Here, you'll find a few tips to help eliminate the chances of future mold problems in your home.
Note Previous Growth Locations
Every month or so, take some time and recheck the areas where you've had the mold removed in the past. Since it formed there once, there's a chance that moisture could be causing problems in that part of the house. The moment you see any signs of moisture damage, contact the mold removal specialists and have them come back out to inspect the area. Then, request that they perform an inspection to see where the moisture is coming from – in some cases, they'll be able to identify the problem and recommend the nest step in repairs – which could be a referral to another contractor.
Watch Under Cabinets for Plumbing Leaks
Under the cabinets in the bathroom and kitchens are two places most likely to see mold growth. Since the area isn't often exposed to very much air or sunlight, any moisture that does form under there could result in mold growth.
If you see any moisture, wipe it dry and get a bleach and water mixture to scrub the area. The mixture will kill the mold spores and prevent spreading or regrowth. After you've cleaned the area, get a fan and place it in front of it. Turn it on and allow it to dry the area completely before closing the doors.
Get Air Conditioning
Believe it or not, some homes get so humid during the summer that moisture forms on the walls, ceiling, and floors. The moisture can become so persistent that it soaks into the building materials and eventually, mold grows. Cooling the interior of your home can reduce the moisture levels greatly – less moisture in the air means less moisture settling on the surfaces.
This is something that could always be a problem unless you find a true solution to the moisture issues that are causing mold problems. Hopefully, the above tips will help.
If you encounter issues, reach out to a mold removal specialist.Share
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