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Breaking the Mold: Addressing the Root Causes for a Mold-Free Environment

Household mold is not just ugly, as seen by the slimy black spots on your shower curtain, the fuzzy white patches on your basement floor, or the slippery orange film that accumulates on your kitchen drain. Mold in your house can sometimes cause health problems, particularly if you have asthma or allergies. 


Mold exposure can irritate your eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs regardless of whether you have a mold allergy. At times, mold remediation is the best option especially if the mold infestations are too severe. 


To avoid mold growth, here are some of the common places where mold grows and how to prevent it:




Kitchen

  • When you cook, clean, or wash dishes, use exhaust fans to transport moisture outside and away from the attic. 

  • Inspect for leaks near the ice makers in the refrigerator, the kitchen sink, and other water sources. Make repairs if leaks are severe. 

  • Empty and clean the drip pans in the refrigerator.


Around the house

  • Reduce the amount of moisture in the air by using air conditioners and dehumidifiers, particularly in warm, humid settings.

  • Try to keep indoor humidity levels below 60%. A device called a hygrometer can be used to detect relative humidity and they can be bought in most hardware stores. 

  • Keep the drip pans for air conditioning clean. Check to see if the drain lines are clear of any obstacles and operate correctly. 

  • Maintain a comfortable home during chilly weather. Mold can develop more easily when the temperature drops because the air can't contain as much moisture and condenses on chilly surfaces.

  • To lessen condensation, provide insulation to chilly surfaces like windows, floors, and external walls. 

  • Dry damp areas in a day or two to stop the growth of mold. 


Basements

  • For basements, think of painting concrete flooring and using area rugs instead of wall-to-wall carpeting. 

  • In order to avoid a moisture issue while installing carpet over a concrete floor, it might be required to cover the concrete with sub-flooring, which is insulation coated in plywood, and apply a vapor barrier (plastic sheeting).

  • Check your basement floor for leaks and, if needed, get them fixed. Water can seep through basement walls or floors or spill into your house.


Toilets or Bathrooms

  • Regularly clean and dry toilets and bathrooms after every use. 

  • Opt for area rugs rather than wall-to-wall carpeting since they are easier to clean and move. 

  • Examine the areas surrounding sinks and bathtubs for leaks, and get repairs done if needed. 

  • When taking a shower, open a window so as not to trap moisture.  

  • Do not put wet towels in the laundry basket or on the floor.


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If you suspect mold growth in your home, it's important to address the problem quickly and effectively. True Mold Specialist are experts in mold removal and service based in Miami Florida.


We will assist you in every step of the way from the initial mold inspection to removal and remediation. Visit our website and book an appointment today!




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