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Finding mold in your home or business is not a good sign. It is unsightly, but most importantly, it is a warning sign that there is likely more mold on your property and other more significant problems like water damage.
Since prevention is always better than fixing a problem, here are the 5 best ways to prevent mold in your home and business.
Moisture and humidity provide the perfect environment for mold growth. Often, places on your property where warm and cold air meet are ideal for mold growth. You can control the humidity in your home and business to ensure mold growth does not occur. Keep humidity levels anywhere between 30 to 50 percent for optimal comfort and prevention of mold growth.
Mold spores travel through the air, spreading mold and contaminating the air for humans. Good ventilation can help prevent mold spores and humidity from creating a favorable environment for mold. Ensure to vent all dryers, bathrooms, and other moisture sources to the outdoors.
Combat humidity in your home and business by using exhaust fans, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers. Open windows and air out spaces wherever possible, especially in humid areas at risk for mold. Good ventilation helps prevent mold growth and improves air quality, promoting a healthy indoor environment.
Spilled liquids on rugs, carpets, wood floors, or even tiles can seep through and create enough moisture for mold growth. Keep your home and surfaces dry by cleaning regularly and avoiding spillage. Be especially careful when cleaning wall-to-wall carpet and hardwood floors. Excessive moisture can create the perfect environment for mold growth.
Water leaks and water damage are perfect for mold growth since mold thrives in moist and humid conditions. So, you should regularly check your home and business for leaks. Check for roof leaks, plumbing leaks, faucet leaks, drain leaks, gutter leaks, etc.
Even rainwater seeping through your windows can create the perfect environment for mold to thrive. Check for leaks regularly, especially in the basements & crawl spaces, and address them quickly.
Rainwater can cause problems for your home and business. Ensure that your gutters are functional and diverting water away from the building. Similarly, your landscaping should be graded downward and away from the building structure to prevent rainwater from collecting around the structure.
These were just five of the best ways to prevent mold in your home and business, and there are plenty more that we can discuss another time.
Make sure you follow these practices and contact expert professionals like Mammoth Restoration for comprehensive mold removal, prevention, and water damage services.