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5 Tips for Preventing In-home Mold Growth

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 5 Tips for Preventing In-home Mold Growth A sump pump is used to remove any potential flooding before the water can cause greater risk

Mold Prevention Tips

If you have a home in Mission Bay,FL, you may be considering several possible ways to help mitigate potential mold growth. Some of these such as air filtration, a sump pump, ventilation, and regular maintenance can be very effective. Here are a few mold prevention tips you may want to know.

1. Keep Your Home Dry

Because mold spores like to grow in moist and warm environments, keeping your home dry is one important mitigation step. If you find water in your home it's important to clean it up and dry the area as thoroughly as possible.

2. Use Proper Ventilation

The use of proper ventilation such as the fan in your bathroom, an air purifier, a dehumidifier, or a heating and cooling system, they also keep your home dry by helping to keep circulation going throughout the home. It's important to perform proper maintenance on this equipment, follow any manufacturer's instructions.

3. Install a Sump Pump

In the same way air filtration can help keep your home dry, installing a sump pump in your basement can help keep water out of your home. A sump pump is used to remove any potential flooding before the water can cause greater risk.

4. Check for Storm Damage

Checking for damage after a storm may also allow you to solve any potential water problems before they lead to mold. If you find an issue you can call a water damage restoration professional to make repairs and perform any mitigation steps necessary.

5. Make Repairs Quickly

It's also important to make any repairs to issues that could lead to water damage as quickly as possible. Doing so can help prevent long-term damage.

Taking steps like using air filtration, a sump pump, other ventilation, and making quick repairs can help prevent mold growth in your home. If you find mold, or have further questions about prevention methods, then a professional may be able to help.

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