Tips To Avoid Mold Growth In Your Home
- Keep the moisture levels in your home as low as you can, not higher than 50%, all day long. With an air conditioner or dehumidifier, you can keep the level low. At a home improvement store, you can purchase a meter to check the humidity of your home. Moisture levels can change over the course of a day, so you will need to check the humidity levels more than once a day.
- Be sure that the air in your home flows freely. Use exhaust fans that vent outside of your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Ensure that your clothes dryer’s vents are outside your home.
- Fix any leaks in your home’s roof , walls, or plumbing so that there is no moisture for growing mold.
- Clean up and dry your home completely and rapidly (within 24 to 48 hours) after a flood.
- Add mold inhibitors to the paint before painting. At paint and home enhancement stores, you can buy mold inhibitors.
- Clean bathrooms with products to kill mold.
- Remove or replace soaked tapestries and upholstery which can not be dried.
- Remove or replace soaked carpets and upholstery that can not be dried straight away. In places like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture, think about not using carpet.