How To Prevent Mold Growth In Your Home This Spring
Spring has sprung – and so has the potential for mold growth! As the weather gets warmer, and the last bits of ice and snow from the winter melt away, the moisture in the air creates ideal temperatures for mold to grow. When you start spring cleaning this season, make sure to watch out for mold – and also know how to prevent it from growing.
Here are a few tips:
Fix Plumbing Leaks
If you’ve been noticing water leaks from plumbing fixtures or pipes, now is the perfect time to address them and get them fixed. Leaks, no matter how big or small, can cause damages to your home. If you’re experiencing standing water, leaks under a sink, or leaky pipes in the wall, you could be at risk for mold growth. It’s important to address these issues quickly.
Clean Up Any Water Spills
Let’s say you have a glass of water on your dresser and it tips over, spilling water down the back of your furniture. Allowing the water to sit and stay can cause mold to grow – on the walls and on the furniture. If you spill water, especially in an enclosed area, it’s important you clean it up within 24-48 hours.
Control The Humidity In Your Home
According to RestorationMaster, it’s best to maintain a moisture level of 30-50%. If your moisture levels go above 50%, it creates an ideal environment for mold to grow and thrive. However, in order to not negatively impact your health, it’s also important you don’t allow your humidity levels to go below 30%.
Wipe Off Condensation
Spring cleaning those windows? Wipe off the condensation! Condensation is caused by excessive moisture in the house and excessive moisture is mold’s best friend. You can prevent mold growth from happening if you wipe off the condensation on your windows and walls.
Air Out Your Washing Machine
Have you ever noticed mold inside the rubber flaps of your front-loading washing machine? That’s because of excessive moisture. Of course, moisture is inevitable with washing machines and there’s unfortunately no way around that. However, some ways to prevent mold growth include:
- Leaving the lid open after running a load
- Regularly clean the seals
- Wiping it down after each wash
- Removing wet clothes as soon as possible
But If All Else Fails… Call The Pros at RestoPros!
Sometimes no matter how much you try avoiding mold growth, it just happens. Not only that, but sometimes mold can be hard to notice and even harder to tackle. That’s where RestoPros comes in. We’re your Dallas and Plano, TX certified mold remediation experts. To ensure you aren’t dealing with excessive levels of mold in your home, you should hire a team of professionals. Not only will we remove your mold for you, but we’ll take steps to ensure it doesn’t grow back again. Contact us online today or give us a call at 855-587-3786 to schedule your mold remediation service. Your health and safety is our #1 priority.