How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

How to Prevent Mold in Your Home
April 15, 2024 Unland
Mold in a home

Protect Your Home

Mold can wreak havoc on your home and lead to significant property damage and financial losses. Mold can also cause various health issues for you and other members of your household, potentially leading to medical complications and expenses down the road.

In addition to the various potentially harmful impacts of mold, these issues can arise from many different incidents or conditions.

March is Flood Awareness Month; now is the time to understand that even a tiny amount of water seeping into your home could easily lead to widespread mold growth. Learning various ways to protect your home and family from mold is essential.

When limiting the possibility of having mold issues in your home, consider the following strategies:

  • Keep humidity levels in your home as low as possible, such as by using air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
  • Emphasize airflow throughout your home by using fans and ensuring ventilation systems function properly.
  • Inspect your home’s roof, walls and plumbing, and fix any cracks or leaks as soon as possible.
  • Clean up any water damage, spills or other moisture promptly.
  • Tear up any carpeting contaminated by floodwater or sewer water, or that cannot be dried out within 48 hours.
  • Avoid having carpeted floors in areas prone to excess moisture, such as bathrooms and basements.

For more home maintenance and safety guidance, contact us today.