Mold is one thing that is sure to wreak havoc in your property. It affects everything from your health to your bank balance and can strike at any time! One of the most common causes of mold outbreaks we see in homes is the seemingly harmless condensation build up on windows which can very quickly build up and damage the wooden frames and the adjoining walls if left unchecked. Here at Advanced Drying and Environmental Technologies, we offer a superior expert mold remediation service to eradicate all traces of mold from your property, but wouldn’t it be better if you were able to prevent mold in the first place? With our tips and tricks, you can at the very least minimize if not prevent mold growth in your home.
Some preventative measures which can immediately start to help to prevent mold from taking hold are as follows:
- Ensure guttering is kept clean,free from debris and in a good state of repair. This will help to prevent moisture from running off towards the siding where it will spread rapidly through the wood and enter the interior.
- Where possible, ensure the ground slopes away from the foundations of your property to avoid water build up. This applies to both grass and concrete.
- Keep your indoor humidity levels low at all times regardless of the temperature. It is possible to buy gauges to monitor this in most hardware stores for just a few bucks.
- Make sure drip pans from air conditioning units, refrigerators and other appliances are emptied and cleaned on a regular basis.
- Clean up water spills immediately.
- Be vigilant of leaks by checking all pipes regularly – especially in forgotten corners under the sink or in the basement.
If you are not sure whether or not you have mold in your home, then why not call us today to arrange a mold testing visit from our team of experts. It is essential to ensure that you know the extent and the source of any mold infestation as it could be toxic. We can test to make sure that your property is mold free and advise you if your home is a suitable environment for mold to thrive. Remember that mold spores are not visible to the naked eye – just because you cannot see mold staining does not mean that there is no mold.