No one wants to deal with mold damage. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to prevent this type of growth and damage to your home. Here are three ways to prevent mold damage in your home.
- Repair leaks quickly. Surfaces that stay wet for more than 48 hours can allow mold to germinate and grow to be bigger problems. A leaking faucet, sink, shower, or toilet can be the source of a mold exposure that can be prevented if addressed quickly.
- Clear your gutters. Gutters redirect rainwater that can cause issues like mold growth when it stays on your roof or around your foundation. When gutters are clean and clear, they can do their job effectively. However, if your gutters are clogged or dirty, they won’t be able to redirect rainwater as well, which can increase your chance of mold damage.
- Keep an eye on indoor humidity. It is recommended that you keep your indoor humidity levels between 30% and 60%. Hardware stores usually stock humidity measuring meters that you can use to check your home’s humidity levels. If your levels are too high, there’s a greater chance that mold can grow and spread to areas around your home, potentially causing extensive damage.
Mold prevention is key to avoiding mold damage, but sometimes, mold can grow even when you take precautions to avoid it. If you’ve noticed mold growth or damage around your home, don’t ignore it. Instead, reach out to our team here at Remtech Environmental and ask us about our mold removal service to help keep your home safe from this harmful growth.