Mold and mildew are fungi types that can quickly develop anywhere there are moisture. Although both help destroy organic materials like leaves in our environment, they are not helpful for humans. Living in a moldy home can trigger health problems such as respiratory issues, headaches, and sinus congestion. This article provides helpful ways to prevent mold in your home.
“Burp” a Room
Burping a room is the process of opening a window to release humidity and mold spores. Sometimes burping in a room helps let our dangerous spore buildup before cleaning up a small mold colony. So, this calls for opening the window and leaving it open for at least 10 minutes before shutting it.
Remember, you should only try to burp a room by opening the windows if the outside weather conditions are cold and dry. In addition, there are many helpful ways to prevent mold in your home. Some of them are easy and may even be more effective than opening a window.
Minimize Humidity in the Summertime
Summer’s high humidity level can be mold’s best friend. By placing a dehumidifier in at-risk areas such as the laundry room, basement, and downstairs guest bedrooms, you can help prevent mold spores by removing the moisture they need to grow into an active mold colony. Also, ensure that everyone in the household utilizes the bathroom vent when showering because it helps minimize the ambient humidity mold that frequently needs to harm bathroom woodwork and ceilings. The same goes for constantly using the vent hood over your kitchen stove top when boiling water.
Repair Any Leaks
Another way to prevent mold in your home is by repairing any roof leaks, leaking pipes, cracks, and failing gutters in your foundation. Moreover, regularly making the necessary fixtures and routine maintenance around your house will help rob mold spores of the moisture they need to grow. It also prevents existing mold colonies from spreading.
If the mold worsens in your home, it’s always ideal to leave mold remediation to North Arundel Contracting. Our company has the tools and training to remove all mold traces from your property safely.
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