You never realize that your home is infested with mold. Exposure to mold is common both outside and inside the home. Some of the people are more complicated than others, especially those with asthma and allergies. Mold spores are very small and can easily inhale into the lungs; it’s really harmful to live in a house where there are high mold levels. High spores level can cause you mold allergies.
Molds mostly grow on organic materials such as paper, dirt, leather and soap scum. They grow best at moist, warm temperatures ranges between 72 to 81 degree. The best way to detect a mold problem is by using your own senses. One of the indications is a musty odor. Not only because it’s smelly but also have different colors from green and black and gray to orange. Bleach and water will be used to get rid the house of mold. This is not the perfect solution and no one will guarantee that the mold will not come back again. The only way to keep your home clean is to prevent mold from happening.
Here are 7 tips for mold prevention:
Wet materials need to be dried out quickly
Mold mostly grows within 2 days. Leaving your towel or other items inside or outside the house give mold a chance to grow more. Never left your clothes in the washer for too long that smell nasty when you pull it out is of mold.
Cleaning, disinfecting and drying surfaces prevent mold growth
Surfaces like floors or sink are also considered as favorite places for mold as they are wet most of the time. Fortunately, these are typically nonporous surfaces (stone, tile, laminate) which make them perfect for disinfectants as well as other cleaners. Some people consider the safest and strongest method of disinfecting to be a vapor steam cleaner. Once cleaning finished make sure that no moisture remains. Mold grows faster than you think. Make sure the surfaces are dry prevents other hazards for the residents living there too.
Decrease moisture levels in the bathroom by running an exhaust fan during and after showers
The Foggy mirror isn’t the worst problem you will have to if you never use the fan during your shower. Moisture in the air is getting into every nook, the places which are very hard to clean, even if you notice the mold growing there. Exhausts fans help to minimize the level of moisture in the bathroom as well as the chance of increasing mold.
Fix plumbing leakages and seepage to stop the buildup of moisture and prevent the growth of mold
Leakages are caused by pipes that have broken already. It is most important to replace old pipes as soon as they show signs of being derelict. It doesn’t matter how much you try to keep your house clean, but still there are some areas that you are neglecting or can’t get to.
Store clothing, camping gear, and other occasional use items dry and clean to stop the growth of mold
Dry your items before placing them into storage. Always try to put them outside or in places where there is air circulating. The last thing which you want to find out on a campaign trip is that your tent was put away wet last time and is covered in mold.
Rise the flow of air within your home
Moving the furniture away from walls and try open closet doors to permit air flow limits the growth of mold. Spaces and dark areas should be kept examined. Open windows are better over fans and air conditioning. There should be a constant availability of fresh air coming inside the house to stop mold.