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Easy Cleaning Tips To Stop Mold Growth

Aug 18, 2008
Maybe you've often heard that how well a house is maintained and kept clean is a direct reflection of its owner, and it's true! If you're someone who makes sure your home is as clean as possible by vacuuming, scrubbing the tub and tiles in the bathroom, and cleaning up the kitchen, then you are probably someone who is also neat and organized. But if you're a person who cleans their home once every two months, then you are probably sloppy and have poor personal hygiene.

It's understandable that some people do not get around to cleaning, however, because of their busy lifestyles. On top of getting up early in the morning five times a week and making time for family and other leisurely activities, cleaning up your home can usually find itself at the bottom of the priority list.

Although it is a chore, the cleanliness of our home should be a top priority. It is not only sanitary, but also safe for your health and the health of your family. A thorough cleaning should be a weekly priority, or a spot cleaning can be done in certain areas of your home everyday when you have a couple of extra minutes. Cleaning will not only, obviously, maintain a clean and healthy appearance but will also prevent in the development of mold.

As if your life was not hectic enough, you have a thing called mold to worry about. Preventing it is not as hard as it seems if you know what you need to do. Mold spores travel by air and need a moist place so reproduce, so as long as moisture is kept at a very minimum to none at all in your home, then you do not have to worry about mold developing.

Some of the things you can do to prevent mold are to make sure any surfaces that have been exposed to water are wiped down very thoroughly and as dry as possible. If you spill water onto your floor into the kitchen, which is lined with vinyl flooring, there is a good chance that a little water can seep through the edges and cause the wood underneath to rot. Your bathroom should be well ventilated at all times, but especially during your showers. Make sure your windows are properly insulated so that water does not develop on the glass and trickle down to the sill. Water on the sill that is neglected can lead to mold on the sill itself and in the bedroom.

Mold is a catalyst for allergies and respiratory problems. Prevent you and your family from getting allergies and other sicknesses by taking a little time out everyday to clean.
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