No one wants a mold outbreak in their homes. However, sometimes it’s unavoidable. Once you get rid of mold, you’ll want to do whatever you can to make sure it doesn’t come back. Controlling mold takes a lot of diligence on your part. Ram Restoration has you covered. We have mold remediation and water damage restoration services to help you restore your home or office to its pre-loss condition. By following these mold control tips, you’ll experience less mold in your home that may make you sick.
Control Home Humidity
The humidity levels in your home matter. If it’s too humid, water may accumulate in places it shouldn’t, which leads to mold growth. The humidity level in your home should never go above 50 percent at any given point in the day. If the humidity level does go above 50 percent, it’s a sign you should invest in a dehumidifier. Your air conditioning unit may also help keep the humidity levels low.
Use Exhaust Fans
Your bathroom is a prime spot for mold growth because of toilets, sinks, and showers. To cut down on many moisture that may linger in the bathroom after using any of those, you’ll want to use an exhaust fan. Exhaust fans help move air from one area to the outside of your home. Through this process, it cuts down on the moisture present in your home. However, you want to make sure the vents lead to the outside of your home. It does you no good to move moisture from one area of your home to another.
Fix Leaks Immediately
Leaks happen for a variety of reasons. Unfortunately, not only do they cause trouble as soon as they happen, they may cause trouble down the road. Mold grows in wet conditions within 24 to 48 hours. If you catch a leak as soon as it starts, you won’t have to worry about mold as much. However, you’ll still want to treat the area just in case. However, if you don’t catch the leak early, you’ll need to treat the area no matter what.
Clean With Mold-Killing Products
We’ve already discussed how your bathroom is a haven for mold growth. But other areas likely to grow mold are kitchens and basements. These three areas tend to have the highest amount of water and moisture present at any given time. That’s why it’s important to clean these areas with mold-killing products. That way, it stops mold from growing and you don’t have to worry about a mold outbreak.
It takes a lot of work to control the mold in your home. Following a mold outbreak, you’ll want to get professionals in to treat the mold as soon as possible. From there, you’ll want to follow these mold control tips to prevent another future outbreak. For years, Ram Restoration has helped Dayton and its surrounding communities deal with mold and water damage. Let us help your family stay safe from the dangers related to mold outbreaks. Contact us now for mold remediation services.