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Simple Mold Prevention For Your Home

Aug 18, 2008
Keeping your home clean should be a top priority on our to-do list. Unfortunately, because of work, family and children, school, and everything else, cleaning has taken the backseat. Cleaning is key to maintaining a presentable and healthy home and also plays a key factor in your health and the health of your family.

If you have ever dealt with mold, you know how easy it can grow back. Stubborn and persistent, mold can show up in any room of your house at any time. Although it is more likely to show up in rooms where there is water, such as your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, and garage, it is not uncommon to see it growing on the walls or carpet in your living room or bedroom. If you find yourself having to deal with mold on a constant basis, it could mean that your home is the perfect breeding ground for it to grow on. Even though you have killed the mold, it can recur if the environment in your home invites it.

Mold needs three things for it to grow: moisture, warmth, and food. Mold needs to be stopped from the source to prevent it from growing again. Rooms, particularly the bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room, should have adequate ventilation so all the moisture can escape. Any moisture that is left will most definitely result in mold growth. If these rooms are already equipped with an air ventilation system and mold still recurs, then consider getting a stronger fan. If any of these rooms have a window, then open it up.

Clean your home on a regular basis. It may be hard to get around to it, but the health of your home and your family is at stake. Make sure you vacuum regularly to get rid of dust mites and other allergen-inducers. If you decide that your carpet needs cleaning, either hire professionals or follow directions exactly if you're cleaning it yourself. Clean your bathroom and kitchen on a regular basis. Wipe down spots in your kitchen that have been exposed to food with a disinfectant to kill any bacteria and germs.

All plumbing should be checked on a regular basis to ensure there are no leaks. Leaks will cause mold growth and will rack up your water bill. For areas that are harder to access, consider hiring a plumber to check on these pipes. There is nothing worse than a pipe that has been leaking inside your walls or underneath your home.
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