Preventing Mold in the Home

Mold has a purpose in nature, but it is not good for your home and health. There are many different types of mold that may live in your home. Mold causes different types of health problems, like a sore throat, breathing difficulties, nausea, fatigue, and even dizziness. Take the correct steps for preventing mold in your home. In this article, you’ll find tips to help stop mold from growing on your property.

Reduce the Humidity Levels

A humid environment encourages mold growth, so start by removing moisture from your home. To help reduce humidity in your home, you need adequate ventilation. Use vent fans in the bathroom and kitchen when you are bathing or cooking. If you don’t have ventilation fans in these spaces, hire an electrician to install them. It is also a good idea to use a dehumidifier in problem areas.

Open Windows

Simply opening the windows provides extra ventilation for your home. Ventilation reduces moisture levels and the potential for mold growth. When there is less moisture, mold cannot grow as easily. Keep windows closed on a rainy or humid day to limit moisture indoors.

Preventing Mold in the Home by Cleaning

Clean your home’s surfaces regularly. Choose all-natural cleaning products without volatile organic compounds (VOCs). When you regularly clean surfaces in your home, mold is less likely to grow.

If you see a small amount of mold starting to grow on a hard surface, use vinegar or bleach to remove it before it spreads. Rinse the surface with plain water and then dry it thoroughly so no moisture is left behind.

Hire a Professional

If you have a serious mold issue in your home, don’t try to remove the mold yourself. Professionals know how to safely eliminate mold and they have the proper safety equipment, like masks and other protective gear, to use when removing mold.

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