Keeping Your Home Mold Free
How to Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home
Mold is a problem. It loves moisture, it grows in any environment, and once installed in your home, it can lead to a bunch of health issues like respiratory problems, headaches, throat, eye or nose irritation, and many other things. All these things can be prevented but you have to take the necessary measures. Here are some of the things you can do to keep mold away from your home:
Dehumidifiers can be your best friend in the battle against mold. Opening windows is also a good trick, as is using a fan. Keep this in mind whenever humidity rises, particularly in the summertime.
Keep Your Bathroom Fresh
Bathrooms are humidity central. Hot showers are the best generators of humidity, but you’re not going to start switching to cold water now. All you need to do is make sure it is adequately ventilated and keep it very clean. Wiping down your shower after using it and taking damp towels outside or spreading them to make sure they dry quicker can help you keep the humidity levels in there under control.
Make Sure Your Fabrics and Upholstery Are Clean
Fabrics and upholstery need some TLC. Try to throw your fabrics in the washer at least once a month, but doing it weekly would be even better. Same applies to upholstery. Make sure you clean it regularly to prevent mold growth.
Keep Wooden Furniture in Good Shape
Nothing like beat up old wood furniture to grow mold. Do what you need to do to keep it in tip-top condition. Use a soft brush to vacuum it, remove stains and other residues with a damp cloth and don’t shy away from polish to bring your wooden furniture back to life.
Look After Your Gutters
Dirty gutters are the enemy, especially when you’re trying to keep your home mold free. Make sure you keep those gutters clean by doing regular maintenance on them. Spring is an excellent time to start.
Don’t let mold settle in.