Household Mold, How to Prevent It with Simple Steps
Household mold can take many shapes. Sometimes it looks like slimy black spots in your shower and other times it is fuzzy white patches on the floor of your basement. Mold can also take the shape of a slick orange film on your kitchen drain. It can also cause a bad smell within the house or erode wood and weaken it.
The Dangers of Household Mold
Homes with basements and wood structures are more prone to mold infestations, especially in rainy and humid regions of the world. Household mold can be quite dangerous not only on the structure of your house but also on the health of your family. Children and the elderly are more at risk of suffering from allergies, asthma and lung disease as a result of mold.
How to Prevent Mold
Reducing mold in your house mainly requires reducing moisture. Moisture is the main reason your house becomes at risk. This is because it provides the elements mold needs to thrive. According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention), there are numerous ways to prevent mold from forming in your house.
- Check your house regularly for mold
- Make sure air is flowing well to dry any moisture
- Use dehumidifiers and air conditioners
- Fix any leakage you notice around the house
- Use mold-killing products when cleaning
- Avoid using carpets in bathrooms and basements
- Use a wood moisture meter
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