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Help! Mold Keeps Growing in My Home

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Help! Mold Continues To Grow In My House

Mold seems to be everywhere, and often it is because fungus has been around for millions of years. Learning to adapt as it evolved, mold became adept at attaching itself to almost anything organic. The only other thing required for the fungus to grow and reproduce is moisture. Sending out seeds that are almost invisible, the tiny pods float through around through the air until they land upon an organic item. This can include the inside of your house in West Charlotte, NC, where they can quickly spread mold damage around your home.

Controlling Mold

Within your home you can begin to control mold by taking the following steps:

  • Ventilate the bathrooms, laundry areas, and kitchen.
  • Control humidity levels within your home.
  • Fix leaks as soon as you find them.
  • Investigate signs of water damage on ceilings or walls.
  • Remove damp towels and rugs with mildew growth from bathrooms.
  • Clean moisture from skylight walls or ventilate often.

Acting before the mold materializes is often not enough to keep it from growing. Therefore, when mold damage appears, cleaning the fungus and eliminating the reason the mold originally grew can often fix the problem. Scrubbing hard surfaces with cleaners may sound like a good idea, but the mold may be in a reproductive stage. Touching the bulbous spore heads can spread the seeds into the air, letting them blow throughout the room or building. Contacting a mold remediation expert to assess the situation may save you time, money, and additional mold growth.

Preventing Mold

Mold needs moisture to grow, so one of the first steps you can take in mold prevention is lowering your humidity levels to 50 percent or less. Dehumidifiers and air conditioners can often keep levels within this spectrum, but as seasons change, so can the need to check humidity levels within your home.

Mold damage can be a common problem in areas with high humidity. Remove the humidity, and you can prevent the fungus growth. You may not be able to control mold within your home completely, but you can arrest its development.

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