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Playing Hide And Seek With Mold In Your Home

Mar 19, 2008
With all the big worries involving mold and the sicknesses that it may cause, everyone needs to seriously pay attention to our houses and work places and discover where we can have mold the most often. You may be amazed at the areas where it will start and then thrive when it is not located and remedied.

Yard furniture cushions are spots where it likes to grow. A number of these cushions are manufactured from a waterproof textile and are not likely to get soaked inside, but the water and moisture that will remain on the surface will still start molding. Taking the cushions inside during winter weather is an excellent idea. Cover the rest of the lawn furniture with vinyl or plastic to protect them. Clean any yard cushions often with solutions designed for them if they are in a great deal of water or dampness.

Basements can be moist places where mold likes to begin. If you store old papers, clothing, or furniture in there and there is moisture because of humidity or water in the basement, this is an appropriate mold environment. Getting a fan or humidifier could help reduce the moisture. When the basement is wet most of the time, you may wish to consult an experienced professional to tell you the easiest way to find out and repair the moisture dilemma.

Laundry rooms may develop mold due to damp or wet clothes that are left that way too long. A dripping washing machine will make mold and may be seen on wooden baseboards. If a dryer is not vented properly, the dampness from the dryer heat may cause enough moisture to create mold especially if it is in the basement.

Bathrooms that lack proper ventilation will be good environments for mold. When there is steam in a bathroom it will promote mold. Ventilation fans are great and play a necessary part in helping to reduce this problem. Almost everyone will have ventilation fans in the kitchen and bathroom and fail to use them. They never help with moisture if they are not on.

In any spot there is water damage, there is the possibility for mold. Underneath sinks, about the toilet base, unknown behind a shower wall or bathtub may incite mold if water is present. Mold inside walls is some of the most hazardous if you do not discover it is there. This could end up in taking out sheet rock and wall studs because it is undiscovered for a while. The most effective prevention against mold is to repair any water leaks.
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Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of quality
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