How to Reduce Mold Growth in the Fall

Mold growth in your home is not a pretty or healthy thing. It’s not only unsightly, but it can lead to structural damage to your home or an allergic reaction in some people. Mold is problematic because the spores can spread easily and complete eradication of mold is impossible. Preventing mold growth in your home is possible with a bit of know-how. How can it be done exactly? Here are some useful tips that you can apply and reduce mold growth this fall.

Spot Problem Areas and Fix the Issue

Set out to make your home mold-resistant from the get-go. If your basement tends to flood, or you have a leaky ceiling or cracked windows, you should fix those problems to limit moisture that attracts mold. Get rid of damp basement carpets or seal cracked windows. If you fix these issues, mold is less likely to develop and create a whole other set of problems.

Don’t Wait to Dry Wet Spots

Moisture is required for mold to grow. If you have wetness lingering, you are creating the perfect climate for growth to take place. Don’t neglect a carpet spill or leaky pipe for days; instead, dry the area immediately. No wetness, no mold.

Install Proper Ventilation to Prevent Moisture

Everyday tasks can lead to mold growth in your home if you don’t pay attention. If your bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room lacks proper ventilation, the different activities that are done in these high-moisture spaces could encourage mold growth. Humidifiers are the perfect solution if you are based in a humid climate to keep moisture at bay. Check your AC unit for moisture to keep it properly maintained. Running an exhaust fan or opening a window while cooking or showering can limit moisture buildup.

Equip Home to Be Mold Resistant

Whether you are building a new home or remodeling, use the opportunity to make your home mold-resistant. Consider mold-resistant drywall, sheetrock, and paint with mold inhibitors when doing your home improvement project.  Place mold-resistant products in areas that are prone to moisture accumulation. The fewer ways you have to attract mold, the less likely it is that you will have mold developing.

This fall, take the necessary precautions to prevent mold growth in your home. Mold can have serious consequences that could prove costly. Seek the help of a professional mold exterminator if you already have a mold problem that needs to be remediated.

Contact Mold Doctors For Mold & Germ Remediation Services

If you see mold or suspect that mold is growing in your home, mold remediation should be applied to ensure that your home or business is free of mold or toxins.  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 & South Shore Area.

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