Tips of Mold Prevention
Fungi and mold naturally occur in our environment. In fact, over 100,000 species of fungi have been identified.
Even though some forms of mold can add value to our lives, other forms can be harmful. Excessive amounts of mold, different types of mold, and/or exposure to molds may present health concerns for some people.
A few tips to prevent mold from happening in your home;
- Keep the structure and furnishings dry.
- Perform routine maintenance, cleaning and repairs.
- When things get wet, make sure that they are dried quickly. (within 24-48 hours).
The key to mold prevention is moisture control. Water entry into structures or crawl spaces should be controlled. If water enters a structure through a leaking roof or because of a flood or busted pipe it should be removed immediately and all affected areas should be dried out.
Make sure to look in all hidden areas of the structure. Special attention should be given to areas that do not stand out and that might have a water intrusion. Be sure to inspect all walls, ceilings, crawl spaces and attics for moisture.
Keep in mind, have the humidity levels low (40-50) in the structure and all wet areas should be completely dried within 24-48 hours to prevent mold from growing.