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How to Prevent Molds in Your Home

5/21/2020 (Permalink)

Image of mold on ceiling In Fountain Valley, mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours

Molds can grow on areas that aren’t directly visible such as walls around leaking pipes, drywall, or other damp sections in your property. A mold problem doesn’t only impact your house but your health as well. Here are great tips on how to prevent molds from growing in your home.   

Ensure Proper Ventilation

Effectively ventilating your home is an effective method to prevent molds. You can run an exhaust fan, and use AC units and dehumidifiers to keep your rooms ventilated. It’s important to clean these devices consistently to keep them ventilating effectively. 

Dry Wet Surfaces As Soon As Possible

Don’t leave spills, water leaks, and other wet surfaces since these can cause mold growth. Also, don’t leave wet clothes in enclosed spaces since this can be a breeding ground for molds.

Identify areas that are prone to mold growth

There are areas in your home that are prone to mold because they’re exposed to moisture or water. It’s important to check these mold hotspots so you can mold-proof them. Most problem areas are the basement, pipelines, bathrooms, and other damp sections of your home.

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