Don’t Let Mold Takeover Your Home

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Mold is a really common, and really unwelcome, visitor in many homes. It is one of those things that can creep up on you and before you know it, it has pretty much taken over your house! So, it really is pretty important that, as far as you can, you take steps to prevent it BEFORE it becomes a problem.

With that in mind, here’s what you need to do to stop mold from getting a hold over you:

Keep moisture out

It’s obvious, but if you want to keep mold out of your home, you first need to keep moisture out of your home. Mold thrives where there are areas of dampness and humidity, so you need to remove as many of them as possible. From hiring a roofer to ensure your roof is free from cracks and holes to replacing old weatherstripping and repairing any leaking pipes to setting up dehumidifiers in your home, anything you can do to keep humidity levels under 60 percent will go a long way to preventing mild from becoming a problem for you. 

Clean and disinfect regularly

If there are areas of your home that you know are prone to getting moldy, then it is so important that you clean and disinfect them on a regular basis. It only takes two days for a fresh growth of mold to take hold, but if the place has been recently disinfected, it will never get the opportunity in the first place. If the first signs of mold have already appeared, a steam cleaner and bleach are a great combo for killing it stone dead and keeping it at bay.

Ensure laundry is dry

When you do your laundry, you should always ensure that it is 100 percent dry before you put it away. A failure to do so could mean that there is an excess of moisture in your closet, and that could cause mold to form in no time at all, and unless you’re regularly checking, it may be a while before you notice it. A moldy closet, as I’m sure you’ll agree, si far from ideal because it can quickly spread to your clothing, so never put anything away that isn’t bone dry! 

Open the windows

Fresh air and sunlight are great for keeping mold at bay, so pen the windows and let as much of them both in as you can, unless it’s raining in which case, you may be better off keeping them closed to avoid any water getting in. Regularly opening your windows is a great way to keep your home smelling fresh too because, of course, it lets bad smells out as well as it lest frsh air in.

Maintain the HVAC

An unclean HVAC  is a veritable breeding ground for mold, so change the filters regularly and have it serviced at least once every year if you want to prevent mold from taking over your home.

Mold is nasty and potentially dangerous so don’t let it take root in your home!

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