How to Protect Your Home from Mold & Mildew

How to Protect Your Home From Mold & Mildew

Not everything that is natural is good for us. Don’t let the growth of mold affect your family or loved ones. 

There are over 100,000 species of mold worldwide, and each one plays a specific and necessary role in nature–they are the natural recyclers of the natural world decomposing organic matter to its basic chemical compounds to be used as fuel or fertilizer. But what is necessary in nature is not always welcomed or healthy in the home of humans. If mold is inhaled or ingested, it can cause a multitude of health issues. Here are a few ways you can protect your home from mold and mildew.

Reduce the Humidity in Your Home

  • Mold requires humidity to grow, so keep the humidity in your home between thirty and sixty percent using an air conditioner or dehumidifier.
  • Never install carpets in rooms that tend to get damp like kitchens, basements, or bathrooms.
  • In order to keep your kitchen and bathroom dry, you can also install exhaust fans to allow the moisture to escape.

Clear Any Stagnant Water

Standing water needs to be removed as soon as possible. This is because standing, or stagnant, water is a paradise for microorganisms, which can become airborne and inhaled. Once inhaled, it can cause respiratory problems.

Keep an Eye Out After Water Damage

  • After water damage, you need to dry or remove soaked padding, carpets, and upholstery within 24 to 48 hours after the damage in order to prevent the growth of mold. Anything that cannot be properly dried needs to be thrown away in order to prevent the growth of mold.
  • Any surface that was affected by the water should be washed and disinfected. Surfaces like floors, walls, shelves, closets, et cetera.

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