Breaking the Mold: 5 Mold-Prevention Tips from Steamatic

The reality is that mold is dangerous in the home. Exposure to airborne toxins, whether through inhalation, ingestion, or physical contact, can cause a wide range of symptoms spanning from mild rash and cold to nerve damage and death. If you suspect water leakage and mold in your home, you should seek out Steamatic cleaning and mold removal specialists immediately. Neglecting to do so potentially puts your family at risk, and leaves your home vulnerable to accelerated deterioration. The following 5 tips will help with your mold prevention and inspection efforts, and Steamatic is standing by 24/7 to respond to any concerning discoveries you may find.

  • Act quickly after any spills. If you manage to clean up damp areas within a day or two of them being created, you can usually prevent mold from growing. This can be difficult if spills run into inaccessible spots, however. If you see visible mold, you should act even  more swiftly by calling in Steamtic mold removal specialists. Do not try to clean the area yourself, or you will agitate and mobile the mold spores.
  • Invest in gutter maintenace. Keeping your roof gutters clean and in working condition can help reduce the risk of water leakage in the home. Many Steamatic clients call us in after gutter leaks create pools of mold.
  • Empty air conditioning drip pans. This is crucial and often-neglected step keeps your air conditioning from blowing cool mold particles throughout your home.
  • Wipe away condensation often. While it is impractical to wipe all condensation away at all times, making an effort to do what you can goes a long way towards mold prevention. If your windows are regularly coated in condensation, there is a good chance that it is time to have them repaired or replaced.
  • Reduce humidity with air flow. Open windows and use fans whenever practical to decrease still, wet air and humidity that contributes to mold growth.
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