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What Homeowners Should Know About Mold

July 15, 2019, Author: ParkAve Blog

Recognizing what can cause mold and learning to control it can save you a lot. Here are some things you should know so you can prevent it from growing in your home:

How Mold Grows

There are four types of common indoor molds: Cladosporium, Penicillium, Alternaria, and Aspergillus. These thrive in conditions that are warm and damp, which is why showers and basements are most at risk for mold. Luckily, mold is predictable and therefore preventable. It’s important to learn what preventative measures can be taken to protect your home from mold.

How to Avoid Mold

The good news is that there are simple steps to prevent mold. There are a lot of things that homeowners can do to reduce moisture in the air and ensure enough airflow. Some things you can do include making sure your home isn’t too humid by sticking to low levels. Ventilation systems, air conditioners, exhaust fans, and de-humidifiers are good to use in places where humidity is created.

What to Keep in Mind

If you can see mold in your home, you need to be careful as to not make the issue worse. Avoid using a vacuum to remove it or a fan to dry it out, as this could cause more damage to your home and spread the mold. Calling a professional to take care of the situation is always preferable than having to worry about further and more extensive issues.

More things you can do to prevent mold in your home include cleaning and maintaining drainpipes and gutters, as well as checking for leaks, stains, and odors at the entrances. Having the exhaust fan on during showers and maintaining ventilation systems throughout your home are some of the best preventative measures. Also, make sure that cold surfaces are insulated (including walls, pipes, roofs, floors, etc.) and fix plumbing problems as soon as they occur.

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