5 Ways You Can Prevent Mold in Your Home

  1. Check the Moisture Levels Mold loves moisture which is why it tends to spread quickly in humid areas like bathrooms and basements. When mold spores develop, they’ll quickly grow which can result in a massive mold issue. To prevent a build-up of moisture in your home, you can do a few things. The first is to use fans in areas that tend to have a damp atmosphere. You can also run a dehumidifier that monitors and maintains the amount of humidity by removing water from the air.
  2. Always Clean Up Wet Areas You should always make sure to immediately clean up wet areas. Puddles of water will not only cause water damage but can be a haven for mold. Because of this, you should check areas that tend to get wet often, such as around faucets, and dry them up quickly. You can do this by taking a clean towel and wiping it up or blowing a fan on the water.
  3. Keep Your Home’s Ventilation Up-to-Date Another way to control the growth of mold in your home is to ensure your home’s ventilation is updated. Some ways you can tell if the ventilation system is working properly is by checking its exhaust fans and your home’s air quality.
  4. Watch Your Gutters Gutters are designed to catch water as it runs down your roof. However, if the gutter is clogged or if its downspout is turned toward your home, it could be the culprit behind your mold problems. To prevent mold, make sure to keep your gutters clean and point your downspout to a place away from your house.
  5. Make Sure Items are Dried Before Storing Them Away Sometimes it’s easy to put slightly wet objects, like tents, away in storage not thinking they could cause much harm. However, this can result in mildew growing not only on the object but around the area that it’s stored in. For this reason, make sure that before you put anything away in storage it’s completely dry.

By keeping these five tips in mind, you can work to prevent harmful mold from spreading throughout your home. If you suspect you have a mold problem or just want to put steps in place to avoid it, consider contacting CCS. We’ll not only work to quickly find and fix the issue but give you ways to help keep your home safe from mold.

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