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Why Molds And Mildews Are Growing At Your Home?

May 4, 2008
Are you facing a lot of problems from mold and mildew at home? Did they reborn even after you properly cleaned them last time! Don't you know what you could do to solve this problem? Can't you identify the actual problem? Read this article to find a solution.

The main reason why molds and mildews are growing back every time is perhaps the moist weather in your home. Perhaps at this point you would say that you have taken all active measures to prevent moisture at your home. Ok, let's check the following points.

Do you have air conditioner at home? Did you check the duct joints?

If the duct is leaky, it may create moist environment for molds and mildews to grow. So if you find molds or mildews growing around a duct joint, seal it as early as possible with flexible mastic.

Do you have impermeable vinyl coverings in your wall?

It may trap moisture during warm conditions. And, this is a great breeding ground for molds and mildews. You must make sure that it does not trap moisture. You can use permeable paper backings to handle the situation.

Does your washing machine or bathtub have water outlet?

You never know when they will overflow and the adjacent wall or floor covering would trap the water. It is always advised to keep a water outlet near these appliances that deals with water.

Do you have enough ventilation in your bathroom?

If the answer is no, you got a problem. If you do not have good ventilation in the bathroom, the environment will definitely trap moisture and black molds would easily find a great home ground to breed. You should at least use a fan to exhaust moisture out.

Do you store fresh firewood inside the room?

They normally emit huge amount of moisture in the room and in the process they create good breading ground for molds and mildews. It is always better to keep them outside until they are dry enough to emit moisture.

Is your basement waterproof?

If your answer is negative, make sure that you repair it as early as possible. If it is not thoroughly waterproofed, moisture would directly get inside. Apart from making the atmosphere dump, it would become a good place for black mold and mildew growth. Do not forget to install six inch gravel beneath the concrete floor.

Did you properly flash or caulk the window?

If it was improperly caulked, the surrounding wood and wall may get moist. Make sure that things are properly installed to save a lot of pain in future.

How is your roof?

If it soak or leak rain water, you must fix it as early as possible. Do not ignore a small leakage; it has the potential to destroy the surrounding too.

These are some of the very common reasons for the unwanted growth of molds and mildews in your home. You should check and recheck the adjacent area of a mold growth, to find out the exact reason of its growth to take proper step.

But once your home is affected by mold or mildew, get a good quality and organic mold and mildew cleaner to properly clean the area. Do not touch them and do not let them spread around.

Removing mold and mildew can be an easy task if you are careful about it from the very beginning. All you need to do is to take proper and necessary steps at the right time to keep your home healthy and beautiful.
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Most people do not realize the true severity of black mold and how it can cause major health issues.See why you must kill mold before it spreads throughout your home and in your lungs.
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