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Stop Mold Before It Starts In 3 Simple Steps

Posted in Blog | Tips on February 5th, 2014 by Hunter Adams

When it comes to your home, mold is never a good thing. Mold prevention is easy enough if you know how to avoid the pitfalls before they become a problem, though.

How To Say Sayonara To Mold Before It Stakes Its Claim

1. Scope Out Possible Trouble Areas

Moisture control plays a big role in making your home mold-resistant. In order to stop mold before it starts, get a jump on the possible locations that mold could possibly find a home. If your home has problems with flooding, leaking or condensation from windows or air conditioning units, those are good places to start checking for possible issues.

2. Fix Leaks and Control Water Damage

Begin your assault against mold by fixing any existing areas with water damage or insufficient protection from water seepage. Moisture is the enemy when it comes to mold and if drywall, boards and carpet are still damp from previous water damage, it has the potential to progress into mold and worsen with time.

3. Route Water Away From Your House

Make sure that the ground around your home slops correctly so that water can’t begin to gather in your crawl space or basement. Also, ensure that gutters are clean and working properly.

To learn more about how to protect your home from mold or mold inspections, call today at 301-717-1454.