As a homeowner or business owner, one of the last things you want to find is mold. Not only can it have a bad smell, but it can also create health issues for your family or employees from as minor as a stuffy nose to more serious like lung infections.
Mold can sometimes appear where you least expect it. You might find it near windows, under carpet and wallpaper, or even in a closet. While you can’t predict water damage like leaks or flooding that lead to mold, there are ways you can prevent other types of mold growth by limiting moisture and condensation.
How to Prevent Mold in Your Home or Business:
- Air Flow: Turn on exhaust fans in the kitchen when using the stove and in the bathroom while showering to bring the moisture outside.
- Humidity Levels: Keep humidity levels at 50% or below. You can check the levels with a meter from a home improvement store. Air conditioning helps lower humidity levels, but a dehumidifier is also a great addition.
- Leaks & Spills: If you find leaks in the walls, plumbing or roof, fix them immediately. If a large spill occurs, clean it up thoroughly and use a fan to dry the area.
- Upholstery: Dry carpets, rugs, chairs and couches thoroughly and replace those that are overly saturated.
- Bathrooms: Use mold-killing products when cleaning sinks, toilets, showers and tubs.
- Paint: Mix mold inhibitors into paint, stain or wallpaper adhesive to prevent moisture.
If you discover mold in your home or business, call CREW. Our professionals will restore your property by implementing the most effective mold remediation techniques. Our team can also do air quality testing to detect mold and fix the problem as soon as possible.