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5 Tips for Preventing Mold Growth

6/6/2019 (Permalink)

To keep humidity and moisture low, use an exhaust fan during showers and while cooking

How to Prevent Mold Growth

Mold can be a frustrating problem for many homeowners in West Charlotte,NC. It spreads quickly and can be difficult to get rid of. In some cases, you may not even know that it’s there until the damage is quite severe. Luckily, there are a few steps you can take to prevent water damage and the growth of this pesky fungus.

1. Clean Regularly

Mold can be found in many environments, including inside your home. Most of the time, it will not cause you any trouble, and mold prevention techniques can keep it at bay. Keeping your walls, floors and appliances clean will help prevent a growth from forming.

2. Reduce Humidity

Because mold spores reproduce more easily in moist environments, your bathroom and kitchen can be ideal breeding grounds. To keep humidity and moisture low, open a window or use an exhaust fan during showers and while cooking.

3. Repair Leaks Immediately

While you would likely have a large leak repaired right away, it can be easy to ignore the smaller ones. However, even small leaks can cause water damage that contributes to the spreading of mold. You should have these fixed as soon as you notice them.

4. Dry Sinks and Showers After Use

It may seem silly but making sure your sinks and showers are dry after you’ve used them is an easy way to prevent mold growth. Grout or caulking between tiles and the surrounding areas can develop a fungal growth if water is left to sit.

5. Hire Professionals

If you have water damage that you cannot easily remove on your own and fear that it might result in mold, a cleanup and restoration company can help. With their years of experience and access to high-quality equipment, returning your home to its previous condition will be no problem.

Preventing a mold growth is often easier than removing one. Taking steps to reduce the moisture and humidity in your house as well as performing proper maintenance will help keep your home free of fungus.

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