It might come as a surprise to you to learn that mold growth in your home, while a dreaded fear of homeowners and potential homebuyers everywhere, is actually more common than you think. Even though there are cases where mold growth is incredibly dangerous and even deadly, there are also many cases where mold growth is minor and can be treated by professionals in a matter of hours. Here at AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia, we want to help you eliminate mold growth for good whenever possible with these tips.
- Keep it dry. Keeping your home dry is essential to preventing mold growth since mold is so reliant on moisture in order to grow. Using things like dehumidifiers can help, but ensuring that you don’t have leaking pipes or pooling water anywhere in your home is also essential.
- Keep it cool. Mold likes areas that are on the warm side, which is why you won’t find mold growth in your freezer. Your basements, attics and under the kitchen cabinets are all areas where warm, damp air accumulates, which is why they are often the source of mold growth. Cool these areas down with proper insulation and open your cabinet doors when the heater is on for air circulation.
- Check the unexpected. Check out your crawlspaces, attics, basements and under your cabinets on a regular basis for signs of mold. We at AdvantaClean of Lake Norman, Hickory and Gastonia can help with tips to keep these areas free from mold growth.
If you are looking for help with mold or want to prevent mold growth, contact us today!