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Tips to Make Sure Mold & Mildew is Under Control This Spring

Posted in Blog | Mold Inspection on April 15th, 2018 by Hunter Adams

Warm temperatures and dampness create the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew. Unfortunately, not only do mold and mildew have bad odors, if you don’t treat them properly, they can also have negative impacts on your health. This spring, make sure you keep mold and mildew under control with the following tips.

Keep Moisture Levels Low

Since moisture is one of the main items mold and mildew need to grow, it’s important to keep all moisture under control around your home. This means checking for and repairing leaking pipes, emptying drip pans from your air conditioner, and cleaning the gutters, so you don’t have any standing water around your house. You can also use a dehumidifier to pull moisture from the air. Ideally, you want the humidity level in your home between 30 and 50 percent.

Focus on the Bathroom

The bathroom is a favorite spot for mold and mildew to grow, and it’s easy to see why. These rooms are typically dark, warm, and wet. To make your bathroom less hospitable to mold and mildew, run the exhaust fan or open the window for about 30 minutes after you use the shower or bath to remove extra moisture from the air. Additionally, spraying a cleaner every day that has a mold and mildew fighting ingredient can help prevent them from growing.

Remove Spots You Find

If you do find some mold and mildew growing in your house, you can find several products around your house that will kill them. Your options include bleach, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and tea tree oil. Simply scrub the area that has mold spots and let the surface dry completely.

If you need help getting mold and mildew under control in your home, contact MD Mold Testing to learn more about our testing and cleaning services.