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Blog
11/26/2015
Mold loves showing up on our homes and belongings, and ruining the party. However, you may unknowingly be welcoming this disruptive guest into your household. Mold thrives in humid spaces, and can grow rapidly from a small outbreak into a full-blow disaster if left to its own devices. This is why it's important to know what can cause mold growth in your home. For that very reason, the following post will share a few ways to prevent mold development in your home. We recommend you go through the list below and put those tips to good use if you want to avoid an infestation for which you'll require expert mold remediation in Lakeside.

How to Prevent the Need for Mold Remediation in Lakeside

  1. As mentioned above, humidity and mold go hand in hand. That's why, one of the first orders of business is to lower the condensation at home. For instance, take shorter, colder showers to achieve this.
  2. One of the easiest tricks in the book, and one of the most effective to reduce the amount of humidity in your home and prevent mold growth, is to ventilate your house. You can, for example, open windows and turn on fans to that end.
  3. Mold is present everywhere, even in the dust in your home. To keep it at bay and kill the fungus before it spreads, deep clean your home regularly and thoroughly with bleach, if possible.
  4. Leaving wet clothes on the floors, having a damp carpet, or just letting your bathroom soak after you shower can lead to mold development. Dry everything in your home effectively to minimize the moisture in the air.
  5. Time, use and other factors can take their toll on the water pipes in your home, causing them to leak or bust. If this has happened in your home recently, fix those faulty pipes to avoid water damage repair or mold remediation in Richmond.
  6. At the same time, having dripping faucets in your kitchen, bathroom, and other places can greatly increase the chances of mold appearing in your home. Repair the defects on the faucets, so water doesn't drip anymore.
  7. With the amount of trash and gunk that goes through your drains and gutters, it's no wonder that they become obstructed every once in a while. Unclog your drains and gutters so there's no stagnant water in your home.
  8. You should also make it a point to maintain your roof properly. Simply taking care of any cracks or waterproofing it at least once a year can prevent leaks, water damage, and mold growth.
  9. Water can also be accumulating under your home, which will eat away at your foundation and promote mold. To ensure this doesn't happen, make the ground around your home slope away from it so water doesn't sit there.
  10. As you've probably noticed, there are certain rooms in your home that have higher humidity. For example, your bathroom, attic, basement, and craw space are especially prone to mold growth, so pay attention to them so the fungus doesn't spread.
  11. If you want to lower the humidity in small spaces, like your drawers, closet, or cabinets, make small mesh balls filled with uncooked rice so they can absorb the moisture in them.
  12. Baking soda can also eliminate some of the humidity in fabrics, such as your upholstery, drapes, rugs, carpets, and more. Sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda onto them, and let it work for about 10 minutes before vacuuming it away.
  13. A great way to make sure that the indoor air quality of your home will improve, as well as reduce the humidity and prevent mold development in it, is to invest in a dehumidifier.
  14. Lastly, remember to contact a property restoration company as soon as possible if there's been a flood in your home. An expert team will be able to deal with the situation and avoid the need of water damage repair and mold remediation in Richmond.

Call Walker & Frick Construction Co., Inc. DKI for Mold Remediation in Richmond

Disasters, mishaps, emergencies, and accidents happen all of the time, and sometimes, we can't control them. If your home has been affected by a flood, a fire, smoke, mold, or other misfortune, remember that you can trust in Walker & Frick Construction Co., Inc. DKI in Richmond to provide the solution you and your home require. They're a professional, reliable team who will work tirelessly to restore your property as soon as possible and give you peace of mind. If you'd like more information on the services they offer, or want a free estimate for property restoration and mold remediation in Lakeside, don't hesitate to call 804 282 1281.