Mold can be hazardous to our health and can destroy our homes over time if left untreated. The best way to avoid mold from growing in your home is to prevent it from growing in the first place! If you have or suspect you have mold growing inside your home, we highly recommend getting help from building waterproofing experts by following these steps below.
How to Prevent Mold in Your Home
Control the Humidity
Some humidity inside of a home is critical in ensuring a healthy home. The Center for Disease Control recommends keeping humidity levels in your home between 30% – 50%. When the humidity drops below 30%, it can affect your health and the health of your home. These issues can include mild to severe allergies, dry skin in people and can cause wood and other building materials to shrink, leaving gaps and cracks that will need repairs.
Keep Your Property Dry
Keeping your property dry is highly recommended to control mold growth. When you have active water leaks or high humidity, mold will grow rampantly. Proper maintenance and timely repairs are critical in preventing mold growth.
Inspect plumbing, heating, and appliances regularly for leaks
Inspect your roof for leaks focusing your attention on your chimney, vent pipes, and any other roof penetrations
Inspect your foundation for cracks in the foundation, damage and gaskets around windows, doors, hose bibs, and any further penetration in the foundation
If you find issues with your foundation or suspect you are having problems with basement moisture, we recommend that you reach out to a basement waterproofing specialist.