Mold. It’s one of those things homeowners dread. Not only is it unsightly, but also if left untreated, mold in the home can affect your health, producing allergens and irritants. Thankfully mold prevention isn’t some form of a dark art but actually quite preventable and the technique of avoiding mold in the home is possible.
1. Keep your property properly ventilated
Airing is an excellent way to prevent the signs of mold appearing in your home. It’s not always practical to keep your home properly ventilated which is why experts suggest using a dehumidifier. Other options include installing vents in your windows, although this isn't an effective way to avoid mold. Keeping your windows open is impractical in the winter months, but if you can, try to open them several times a day for a few minutes.
2. Preventing mold through room temperature regulating.
Regulating the temperature of your home will reduce the growth and risk of mold. Each area is different, contact ServiceMaster by Lovejoy for a mold evaluation and maintenance of your home.
3. Drying wet areas
If mold can’t grow without moisture then make sure that any water that has developed from leaks, heavy rainfall or a spill are managed quickly. Even drying walls and tiles after a shower or bath can help you avoid mold growing.
4. Avoid drying clothes on radiators
Not always practical for people during the wet, winter months. However, drying clothes on a radiator can cause you problems. The flash increase of moisture in the air will certainly create damp spots in your home.
It’s best to dry your clothes immediately after washing.
5. Consider using mold resistant products
One of the best ways to prevent mold is to use mold resistant products during home renovations. For example you can now buy mold resistant plasterboard and insulation, likewise, paints are available with mold inhibitors.
Worst of all, a mold is stubborn. You can spray, scrub and paint over it, but chances are you’ll see it – and smell it – again. That’s why you need a mold remediation expert like Servicemaster by Lovejoy. We’re a born and bred London team of damp and mold specialists who have made thousands of homes mold-free, from commercial and industrial buildings to apartments, from high rise to basements.
Book your free no obligation site survey, and we’ll tell you the cause of your mold problem and give you a quote for our recommended treatment before you spend anything! Contact ServiceMaster by Lovejoy at 678-293-0297 for all your mold remediation and repair needs in Atlanta and nearby Counties. Visit https://www.servicemasterbylovejoy.com.