Whenever someone hears the word ‘mold' he/she cringes because it is disgusting. Of course, it is needed to make penicillin, brie, and it is one of the items that are important for decomposition. Yet, it should not grow in your home. If it does, you would have to take immediate actions to remove it. As the saying goes, "prevention is better than cure" you must try your best to prevent mold. In fact, once it grows you cannot get rid of it completely because spores spread very quickly. And the daunting factor is that molds have the ability to grow wherever they want: clothing, food, carpet, and paper, behind walls, condensing pipes, and much more. You would have to spend a lot to get rid of molds, so don't you think it is better to be safe than worrying later? Sometimes, your family members may face irritants and allergens. So, try to take immediate actions or focus on the following points to prevent mold:
What are points to be followed?
Before it becomes an irritation, you must prevent it. If you control moisture you can easily avoid mold growth. Here are a few points to prevent mold:
- You cannot focus on mold-proof, but you can focus on mold-resistant. You must do a complete home investigation. You should find problematic areas. You should check whether the basement safe that it won't flood. You should check for frequent condensation. Check whether there are leakages or stains that indicate leakages. Once you are done with the investigation, you should install mold-resistant items, repair the gutters, and waterproof the possible areas. You might have to bear a cost, yet address the problem right away.
- The next important factor to be considered is to dry the wet areas. Molds food is moisture. If you keep the areas dry, you would be able to tackle mold easily. If you have faced flood, you would have to remove carpets and other water accumulated items. And then, let it dry really well. You must double check that the areas are dried before spreading the carpet. Likewise, you should check the home to make sure that it is dried and mold-resistant.
- Give enough ventilation to your home. Your day to day activities have the tendency to encourage mold growth, so it is important to make sure that ventilation is adequate. Places like the bathroom, laundry area, and much more have a higher rate for moisture, so you must take necessary steps.