One of the worst things that can occur in any home is mold growth. If not prevented properly, mold can spread causing you to invest in a costly remediation service. Mold can also cause serious health problems, such as a respiratory infection, that can seriously affect your family. It is essential that you limit the amount of moisture and humidity in your home. Luckily, there are a few simple ways to prevent mold from growing in your home.
An effective way to prevent mold growth in your home is to create a clutter-free and clean environment. If you have trash and items piling up in your home, it will prevent your HVAC unit from circulating air and will block proper airflow throughout your home. This will cause humidity to rise around all of your clutter leading to condensation. The increase in moisture will then lead to mold growth. So, it is critical that you clear your home of any items you are not using or find interest in anymore. Make sure to not place any items near your air vents.
Focus On The Bathroom
The one area in your home that experiences the most moisture and high-humidity is the bathroom. You want to focus on keeping air flowing and eliminating moisture as quickly as possible. So, when you are taking a shower, make sure that the fan is running to circulate air. You want to wipe down the walls after you so that moisture doesn’t build up, which can lead to mold growth.
Monitor The Humidity
When it comes to preventing mold growth in your home, you need to keep an eye on the humidity levels, especially during the summer. Indoor humidity levels should fall between 35 and 50 percent, and at the height of the summer, it can reach 55 percent. If you reach over 60 percent relative humidity, you need to look for the source of the moisture. You can get a humidity monitor from your local hardware or home improvement store.
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