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Ventilate your Home to Prevent Mold

10/9/2018 (Permalink)

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Ventilate your Home to Prevent Mold

Mold can cause structural damage to your home and intensify health issues such as allergies and asthma. Improving the ventilation in your home is one way to help in mold prevention.

How to Prevent Mold

Mold thrives in warm, damp settings. The best way to prevent it is to eliminate the conditions that contribute to mold:

  • Repair leaking pipes, improperly sealed windows, and other areas where moisture can collect.
  • Inspect your basement and attic for dampness often.
  • Improve your home’s ventilation.

Home Ventilation Methods

The fastest way to improve your home’s ventilation is to open windows when it is not humid outside. Make sure there are no tears or gaps in window screens. When it is not practical to open the windows, install fans in rooms that may grow mold, and use them on occasions when there is the possibility of moisture collecting, such as:

  • In the bathroom when showering
  • In the kitchen while running the dishwasher
  • In the laundry room when the washer and dryer are running
  • In the attic when the relative humidity is high
  • In the basement during and after a rainstorm

Professional Mold Inspection

If you already have a mold problem, SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores can help. We will inspect your property, prepare a remediation plan, and work with your insurance agent to handle the billing aspect. During the mold inspection, we can advise on what steps you should take to improve your home’s ventilation and prevent mold growing in the future. Call SERVPRO of St. Clair Shores for a mold inspection (586)741-5050.

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