Moisture Control Tips for Mold Prevention
Sure, mold can be good, but it can also be very, very bad. Steamatic mold and mildew remediation services deal with the bad mold, and have helped keep Canadian homeowners safe from allergenic, pathogenic, and toxic molds for over 40 years. Though mold remediation with Steamatic is highly effective, prevention is always the best practice. Read on for some moisture control tips to help prevent dangerous mold growth in your home!
- Identify and correct problems areas in your home. Though you can’t mold-proof your property, you can increase its mold-resistance. Assess your home for any wet spots, signs of flooding, or malfunctioning windows, and address these problems now.
- Dry wet areas immediately, and often. Mold has trouble growing without moisture, so do your best to run around the house dabbing wet surfaces dry after a storm. Make sure to wipe down your bathroom after a steamy shower, and never leave wet towels or other items lying around the house.
- Ventilate as much as possible. Even if you have not spotted any wetness, ventilation should be encouraged. Ventilation not only increase your indoor air quality, but will help dry any moisture created by heating appliances or bathroom utilities.
- Consider mold resistant products, like drywall, Sheetrock, and mold inhibitors for paints.
- Clean and repair your gutter system. Your gutters are crucial for directing excess water flow away from the home, and you need to ensure they are in working order. If not, water will seek entry points in your walls and ceilings, and could toxify your home with harmful mold before long.