The damage to your home has been done – or so you thought. Then, you called a mold remediation company like TCB Envirocorp, and they helped you reclaim the quality of life, health, and cleanliness you enjoyed before. But now that the remediation is finished, what can you do to avoid going through the same troubles in the future?
At TCB Envirocorp, we are not looking to be your quick fix. We want to set you up with a mold-free home for life. No individual or family should have to live with recurring health issues that range from a simple rash or a runny nose to the onset of severe asthma. That is why we take the steps necessary not just to rid your home of mold, but to banish it from the environment all together.
That being said, there are steps you can take on your own to prevent the growth and spread of mold in the future. Here are a couple tips that our experts would like to share.
1. Moisture Control To Prevent Mold
The most common way to develop and keep mold in the home is to have little or no control over the amount of moisture you allow to build. Humidity is a huge factor in how much moisture accumulates over time and in our home state of Florida, humidity is no laughing matter.
The bathroom is a place where moisture thrives, so when you bathe or shower, try and keep a window open to let the air escape. When you’re finished using the shower or tub, wipe down the walls with a sponge, towel, or squeegee to prevent mold build up. It is important to get the entire family on board, and form a habit that will last.
Ideally, you want to keep the humidity levels in your home below 60%. To monitor humidity levels, install a hygrometer. A dehumidifier is another investment well worth the cost.
2. Ventilation in the Home For Mold Prevention
How well does air flow throughout your home? Is there an even and abundant flow all across the board, or are there some spots where air might be stifled? Uneven or poor air flow is one of the worst culprits when it comes to mold growth.
When the weather is good, open windows all throughout the home to give every room a breath of fresh air. Consider investing in standing, oscillating, or ceiling fans that provide good circulation. Stale air and moisture are the perfect couple, and their love child is mold spores.
3. Keep the Home Clean and Cool to Avoid Mold Growth
This tip may seem obvious, but you will not believe the amount of mold that can fester in neglected corners of cabinets or in unchecked bottoms of mattresses. Keeping the home meticulously clean is one of the best ways to avoid mold. This will also help you spot places where mold might be growing.
Another tip that not many people think of is letting ample amounts of sunlight into your home. Mold thrives in dark places, so if there is no sunlight in a spot you have concerns about, consider creatively angling mirrors or even investing in UV lights to (literally) shed some light on the problem.