Handy Tips to Reduce the Chance of Mold Growing in Your Home

It’s no secret that mold is bad. It’s bad for you and your health, bad for your home, and all around just a hassle to deal with! Reducing the chance of mold growing in your home is a much better option than just waiting for the mold to arrive and then removing it. especially because mold can grow in the home without you even realizing! Follow these simple tips to help reduce the chance for mold to grow in your home.

Find the Problem Areas

Every home has areas of weakness. When it comes to mold, those areas are ones that get wet or moist on a regular basis or areas that allow moisture into the home. If you can locate and eliminate your home’s problem areas, your risk of mold will drop drastically. To find problem areas, inspect your entire home. This includes the basement, attic, roof, kitchen, and bathroom. Other areas could also be allowing moisture in, but those spaces are the most common culprits!

Remove Excess Moisture

A dehumidifier is a great way to remove excess moisture from your home that mold needs to thrive. You may want a dehumidifier in the basement and another on the main level of the home. A dehumidifier will only be effective if you’ve located the problem areas like we discussed above to slow the amount of moisture coming into the home. Proper ventilation in your kitchen and bathroom also play a big role in removing excess moisture from the air. Ventilation in these areas will come from overhead vents to pull moisture out of the air, similar to a dehumidifier.

Use Mold-Resistant Products

If you’re looking to improve your home from the inside out, use mold-resistant products. You can purchase mold resistant drywall which makes it nearly impossible for mold to live and hide in your walls. Even if you can’t afford to go the mold-resistant route in the entire home, you can use those products in areas that are prone to moisture like the kitchen and bathroom.

If you can’t figure out where the mold is coming from, or if you need help with mold removal, give us a call today! Removing certain types of mold form the home on your own can be dangerous, so we recommend at least getting a consultation to determine the type of mold if you find any.

Mold Doctors

If there are signs of mold, calling removal professionals like Mold Doctors is the only possible solution. If you see mold, mold remediation should be applied to ensure the material is okay to be used. Questions? Reach out to us today for a free quote or call us directly at (508) 534 – 9091. We are proud to serve Yarmouth, Dennis, Barnstable and the rest of Cape Cod.

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