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Warm weather can lead to increased mold in your home. Mold grows and spreads rapidly with warmer temperatures- especially if there has been rain. There are several tricks you can utilize to ensure you are doing your part to prevent the growth and spread of these potentially hazardous microbes. Disaster Cleanup Services is here to discuss some tricks to help you prevent infestation and what you should do if you spot a colony in your home.
Best Ways to Prevent Mold
Air Circulation is Key
A room that has no air circulation is the perfect spot for mold growth. It is crucial that you open air vents and allow air to circulate on a regular basis. If there isn’t air conditioning in all rooms of your home, a simple fan will suffice.
Humidity is a Major Cause of Mold
Humidity = Water and both can lead to mold. If the humidity inside your home is high, it can cause excess water. Humidity is often a concern in areas such as the kitchen or bathroom. These areas are prone to high humidity due to cooking and showering. Humidity can also be found in your attic or basement.
Dehumidifiers Can Help!
Luckily, dehumidifiers can help with the excess humidity in the air. This is especially helpful for multi-level homes or apartment buildings.
Ventilation is Important
The proper ventilation can save you from mold. Areas that are prone to have more moisture should have good ventilation. This is especially important for areas that contain a lot of condensation, such as the bathroom, kitchen, or basement.
If you found out these tips too late, then you may need to contact a mold remediation service. If you don’t see mold, but smell a musty odor or have discoloring on your surfaces, you should have the home checked. Disaster Cleanup Services offers complete mold assessments and removal services for your home.