Once a mold colony has established itself in your home, it can be very difficult to remove. If not dealt with properly, mold spores can spread to other parts of your home and exacerbate the problem. When it comes to mold control, the best defense is a good offense. It’s far easier to prevent mold growth than it is to get rid of mold once it’s already started to grow. By being proactive, you can significantly reduce the chance of mold growth in your home.
Keep Humidity Low
Mold thrives in moist environments. Keeping the humidity below 50 is one of the most effective things you can do to mold-proof your home. A hygrometer can help you keep track of the indoor humidity level. Make sure your windows and doors are closed after rainy days, and use a dehumidifier if your home is prone to moisture buildup.
Use a Bathroom Exhaust Fan
Bathrooms tend to be especially prone to mold growth. Installing an exhaust fan that sucks moist air outside can help to keep your bathroom dry and free of mold. Be sure to clean bathroom tile and grout regularly as well, as this is typically where mold growth begins.
Seal Gaps and Cracks
Gaps around windows and doors can invite moisture into your home. Be sure to seal any leaks as soon as you notice them, and install additional weather stripping if necessary. This will keep your home comfortable and dry, and help to lower your utility bills as well.
Change Your Furnace’s HEPA Filter
HEPA filters are capable of removing more than 95 percent of airborne mold spores in your home. Keeping a fresh filter in your furnace will help trap these spores before they bloom into full-blown mold colonies.
Struggling to control mold growth in your home? Give us a call today to learn more about how the mold remediation experts at Jun’s can help!