How to Prevent Mold in Your Frederick House or Place of Business
Mold can grow anywhere in your home, so it is very important to protect yourself from it. Mold is a scary thing to find in your home because of the illnesses it has been known to cause. While you cannot completely kill the mold spores in your home, you can deprive them of the things they need in order to grow: moisture, climate, and food.
Even when we get rid of the things they need in order to grow, mold spores will always lie waiting for the perfect place to inhabit. But with these helpful tips, you can help to prevent the growth of mold in your home.
1. Use vinegar.
* Clean your home with vinegar on a regular basis.
* If you can, mop all your floors with vinegar every week.
* Rinse your bathroom walls with vinegar too. Mold likes to hide out on your bathroom walls because of the condensation there, so by rinsing your walls it will prevent and possibly kill any mold spores hiding there.
* Having a spray bottle of vinegar is good too. Keep it in the bathroom for after you take a shower. Spray the shower curtain, walls, bathtub, and tiles to stop the growth of the mold.
2. Prevent moisture.
* Stop any leaks in your home. This includes leaks on your roof, from your pipes, and in your walls. If you have a leak, do not wait to fix it.
* Prevent condensation. One way to do this is keeping the temperature a little bit warmer in rooms. You can do this by installing insulation. You can also stop condensation by keeping the humidity in your home low.
* Reduce humidity. The best way is to get ventilation running throughout your home. Open windows when it’s hot, close windows when it’s raining. Exhaust fans should also be used when you’re doing things like cooking. The exhaust fans will eliminate the amount of steam collecting in the kitchen while you’re cooking.
* Prevent wet clothes sitting around. After you wash them, you should immediately dry them. Leaving them in a pile will only make it easier for mold to collect. It’s best to dry your clothes outside. If you dry them with a dryer indoors, make sure you dry them in a room with good ventilation.
3. Equip your home with mold-resistant products.
* There are mold-resistant products like mold-resistant dry wall and sheetrock. The mold-resistant dry wall is paperless which makes it mold proof. This dry wall is especially useful in places like the bathroom and the kitchen.
* Install gutters that will carry the rain water away from your house.
* Add mold-retardant like Taheebo tea to your plants to prevent the growth of mold in the soil and on the leaves.
Prevention of mold is on the mind of every homeowner. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely get rid of mold spores in your home. However, with these tips, you can greatly reduce the chance that there will be any mold growth in your home.
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