The Easy Steps to Preventing Mold in Your Home

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Mold can be very good in terms of decomposing the organic matter in nature. However, there are instances where the very presence of mold can be irritating. That is when mold begins to grow undetected in your home.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that grows in the form of multicellular filaments. These filaments are called Hyphae.

The presence of mold in your home can be the primary trigger of many health challenges, such as triggering allergy symptoms. Allergenic mold, Pathogenic mold and Toxigenic mold are the three main types of mold.

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

You must understand what you can do to prevent the proliferation of mold in your home. With the knowledge, you can keep it at bay.

One of the major ways of reducing the proliferation of mold in the home is by avoiding excess moisture in the home.

But, that is not the only way of going about it. Below are some of the additional steps you can take to prevent further growth of mold in your home.

1.      Keep the House Dry At All Times

The first preventing measure is to keep the house dry. That is because mold thrives where there is moisture, and in excess too.

Here are some tips on how you can keep the house dry and moisture-free so mold growth will be limited:

  • Dry seepage into the basement as soon as possible. If possible, do that before the elapsing of 48 hours.
  • Ensure that you dry the walls and the floors after shower
  • Remove your furniture, carpets, and bedding if they were damaged by a flood.
  • Do not leave your wet clothes in the washing machine, as that increases the growth of mold.
  • Rather than spreading your clothes inside the home, consider spreading the clothes outside for good ventilation and drying.

2.      Improve Airflow in the Home

If the temperature drops, there is a higher chance that the moisture level will also drop.

That informs the reason why you should improve the flow of air in your home. One of the ways you can do that is by opening up the pathways through which air can be let into the home.

Some of the ways you can start improving the quality of air in your home today include but is not limited to:

  • Opening the doors to the closets
  • Open the doors between the rooms in your home so air can circulate effectively.
  • Consider moving some pieces of furniture (especially the ones obstructing the flow of air) from the window.

3.      Take Care of Your Concrete Floors

If what you have in your home is concrete flooring, you must have known that it is a potential trigger of mold because of the coldness.

Therefore, the ideal way of handling mold on concrete floors includes removing the carpets and replacing the same with the rugs.

The reason is that the rugs can always be lifted to clean water beneath them contrary to the carpets that are stuck to the floor.

4.      Use Mold-Killing Products

Sometimes, the solution to preventing the growth and spread of mold in your home is to use the products that can handle the fungus.

Those mold-killing products are to be used in several places, including washing the bathroom tiles and shower curtains.

5.      Use Exhaust Fans

There is no denying that exhaust fans can help to prevent the growth of mold in the home.

The general rule is to use the exhaust fans in the bathrooms and kitchens where mold tends to thrive because of the humidity.

6.      Don’t Use Humidifiers

Understandably, you want to add more moisture to the rooms in your home, especially when the moisture levels drop.

However, there are instances where you may have to turn off your humidifier. The rule of thumb is that you should turn off the humidifier when you notice condensation on the windows.

7.      You Don’t Need Indoor Plants

There is no denying that indoor plants can help beautify the interior of your home. Yet, the plants can be the ideal ground for mold growth because of the moist soil.

Therefore, consider reducing the number of indoor plants you have in your home. If you can’t do that, consider adding some quantities of the Taheebo Tea that helps to reduce the growth of fungus (like mold) in plant soil.

Final Words

Getting rid of and preventing the growth of mold in your home can be a breeze. We are sure that the ideas we just shared will help you prevent the further growth of mold in your home.

About The Author: Jim Stone is a blogger and writer lived in Los Angeles. He likes coffee, hiking and fishing. He contributes articles about indoor air at vipforair.com.
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