While there are certain places where mold is beneficial (penicillin, certain cheeses, etc), your house is not one of those places. Mold can grow anywhere that moisture is found and it can be costly to fix. It can also cause health problems if not treated properly. Here are some tips for mold remediation.
Identify Problem Areas and Correct Them
You can’t make your house mold-proof, but you can make it mold-resistant. Look for areas where mold is likely to form and do something to prevent it. It might cost some money up front, but whatever it costs to prevent will be significantly less than what it will cost to fix if the mold grows and builds up.
Prevent Moisture With Proper Ventilation
Make sure that your house is properly ventilated, especially in areas where moisture is common. Laundry rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms are high-moisture areas and as a result, need to have proper ventilation to prevent mold from forming.
Dry Wet Areas Immediately
Even with proper ventilation, sometimes it’s not possible to keep an area completely dry. Since mold can’t grow without moisture, keeping areas dry is the simplest way to prevent mold. Don’t leave wet items laying around, especially in the washing machine. Dry sinks and even your tub after taking a shower or washing dishes.
Do You Need Mold Remediation?
While mold can have adverse effects on your health or even your wallet, it can be prevented with some relatively simple measures. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with mold prevention, or to help get rid of mold if it is in your house.