Mold is both friend and foe.
In a controlled environment, mold growth is quite beneficial; it’s used in manufacturing penicillin and other antibiotics and making cheese.
In the natural ecosystem, mold helps in the decomposition of organic matter.
Unfortunately, mold growing inside your home is not so pleasant. You may even fail to notice their growth, but you will definitely see the results.
Molds pose health risks to people who have allergies and asthma.
Their spores quickly move by air currents, and they can grow anywhere that has adequate moisture from clothes, carpets, food, in ceilings, under walls, in appliances, flooring, and crawl spaces.
While you can never entirely rid your home of molds, there are steps you can take to prevent mold growth. First things first:
- Identify any signs of mold growth
The very first step of correcting mold growth is first finding out if you have moisture problems.
A thorough inspection of the home will help identify areas of concern, any roof leaks, too much condensation in windows and doors, etc.
If you have moisture problems, promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes to restrict mold growth is a big step.
- Monitor humidity levels
Preventing mold by controlling humidity levels is one effective way of dealing with them. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, humidity indoors ought to be at 30 to 60%. According to most mold experts, the humidity levels should be at 45% to prevent the growth of mold toxins.
The bottom line is you have to measure your humidity levels every time.
- Make your home mold resistant
You can make your home mold resistant by installing a mold-resistant baseboard, drywall, and sheetrock. Painting fresh coats of paint whenever you notice signs of peeling also helps.
- Take care of the outside environment as well
While focusing on your home’s interior, remember to control water and moisture in the surrounding environment.
Direct the rainwater away from your walls and foundation. After storms and flooding, do a thorough clean-up and drying post-flooding to eliminate any water problems.
We understand how hostile mold is to the health and comfortability of your home and business place. Our team at B.O.R Restoration is ready to help with effective mold remediation and removal solutions.
Contact us today if you’re from Marietta and the surrounding 30 Mile Radius.