Are you tired of mold growth in your home and want to prevent it from spreading? Here’s why you should get in touch with STOP (Service Team of Professionals Greenville North) today!
Mold prevention should be every homeowner’s priority. It is essential for decomposing the organic matter and in making penicillin, brie. However, it can also be harmful, especially if you are oblivious of its growth in your house. Because of this, you might not be able to eliminate it in time, allowing it to spread to various areas and pose specific health risks such as respiratory diseases or allergies.
Find below some mold growth prevention advice from a local mold remediation company.
- Locate and Fix Possible Problems
Understandably, everyone cannot make their home totally mold-proof. However, you can locate and monitor certain areas exposed to moisture by dealing with window and pipe condensation, ensuring that your sump pumps and gutters are functional, or eliminating wet carpeting and furniture.
- Dry Wet Areas
Since moisture is the key to mold growth, make sure to dry all wet areas or remove wet items to eliminate moisture. If there is any accumulation from a leaky pipe, or an outflow in the basement caused by heavy rainfall- it should be dried within 24 to 48 hours. It is also important to dry the walls and floor after a shower.
- Improve Aeration
It would be best to improve the ventilation in your home, especially in the bathroom and kitchen, as they are more exposed to moisture.
You can do this by running a dehumidifier, air conditioner, opening doors and windows, and not keeping the furniture close to the walls. This will allow fresh air to decrease moisture and prevent mold growth.
- Keep an Eye on the Humidity Level
Monitor your home’s humidity levels by watching out for high humidity signs such as condensation on pipes, walls, and windows or using a moisture meter. Whenever you notice condensation, dry the surface immediately and address the source of moisture. Make sure the humidity level of your home is between 30 to 60 percent.
- Use Mold Resistant Paint and Drywall
Are you building a new home or are getting the current one renovated? It would help if you used mold constraining paint, mold-resistant drywall, and sheet rock. Unlike traditional drywall, mold-resistant drywall is paperless and is perfect for areas susceptible to high moisture, e.g., the bathroom, laundry room, basement, or kitchen.
Hire a professional company!
You can only control mold if you are aware of your country’s climate and the way it reacts to moisture, as there is no single solution for every situation. Hence, the first step should be to know what is suitable for your home and climate. If you have already experienced mold growth, contact a local mold remediation company to help you relieve all the worries. STOP is happy to service Greenville, Greer, Taylors, Simpsonville and all over the Upstate of SC.