Removing Mold & Mildew

For homeowners, mold is one of the most dreaded issues that a house can experience. Prevention is key, but if you find mold in your home, you want to remove it as soon as possible. Looking for the best ways to remove mold and mildew from your house? Keep reading for a few things to consider. 

What is mold, and why is it a problem?

Mold and mildew are microscopic organisms that thrive in moist environments and consume organic materials around them. Mold is often found in dark, damp areas of the home like the attic, the basement, and the bathroom. 

The presence of mold in the home can cause many health problems for humans and pets. As the mold releases its spores into the air, residents of the house will inhale them, resulting in respiratory issues. Some people even suffer severe allergic reactions, including hives and rashes. Some types of mold are more dangerous than others, but any mold in the home needs to be removed immediately.

How Do I Remove Mold & Mildew From My Home?

Because mold and mildew require specific environments to thrive, the best thing to do is make sure that there is no excess moisture around the home. Here are a few things to pay attention to:

  • Proper ventilation. Ambient humidity can build up quickly in the home, especially if you live in a humid climate. Even if you don’t, there are plenty of sources that encourage humidity to build up inside the home. When cooking, make sure steam has an easy exit through a vent or open window. In the bathroom, keep the fan on while you shower to remove water vapor. In rooms that have a lot of condensation on the windows, try to keep these doors open.
  • Remove water and wet items. Even if you maintain the humidity inside your home, there can still be a lot of moisture. You should check under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to make sure there are no leaks. Investigate the laundry room and any other place that has running water or pipes. Keep wet laundry off of the floor and remove any wet carpets or floorboards if necessary.
  • Watch your plants. Indoor plants can make a home seem more natural, but they can also invite unwanted pests and, yes, mold growth. If mold latches on to the plant and releases spores, it’ll be hard to contain. There are several options for chemical and natural mold preventatives that you can use on your indoor plants.
  • Clean out the gutters. Gutters are meant to divert water away from the roof and home, but if they are filled with leaves and other organic debris, they can encourage moisture to stay. That moisture will promote mold growth in the attic. Keeping the gutters clean and free of litter will help you clear out any mold present.
  • Contact professionals. Getting rid of mold and mildew in the home can be a pretty big job. When in doubt, it’s best to contact a professional mold and mildew removal service. They will have the proper chemicals and protective gear to get rid of the offending growth.

Contact Us For Mold & Germ Remediation Services

Have you recently noticed mold and mildew growth in your home? If there are signs of mold, calling removal professionals like Mold Doctors is your best possible solution. If you see mold, mold remediation should be applied to ensure that your home or business is free of mold or toxins. 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 & South Shore Area.

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