Mold infestations are one of the most frustrating things that homeowners have to deal with, as it has a negative impact on indoor air quality and is incredibly common. Mold thrives in damp, humid places without direct sunlight, and is frequently found in bathrooms, attics, and storage spaces, particularly in properties with water damage.
As long-time home restoration specialists, we have been dealing with mold growth for over two decades. Our team remediates mold infestations of all sizes for residential and commercial clients across the state so we know a thing or two about this frustrating occurrence. On that note, here are a few of the top mold prevention tips:
Fix leaks and plumbing issues ASAP
Mold thrives in damp, humid places, and loves water damaged properties. It's easy to identify water damage from floods or storms, but a leaky pipe can do a lot of damage too, so it's a good idea to get proactive about plumbing leaks.
Always scrub away minor mold growth before painting.
"Out of sight, out of mind" is not an advisable mold removal strategy. It doesn't address the core mold growth problem and makes the paint more likely to peel and the caulk less likely to work.
Discard moldy materials
In many cases, it is possible to reclaim materials after removing mold, but sometimes this is not feasible. Leaving moldy tiles or carpets on your property helps mold spores cross-contaminate other areas and impacts your air quality.
Monitor your property frequently
Mold is most likely to exist in the dark damp corners of your home that you rarely check on, like attics, storage spaces, and sink cabinets. Be sure to monitor your property frequently, and act proactively.
Outsource to professionals
If caught in its early stages, DIY mold removal makes sense, but at a certain point, mold infestations become unmanageable without the right tools and experience, as suboptimal remediation can lead to cross-contamination and spread. When this occurs, it is usually best to consult with an expert.
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