Tips on Keeping Mold Out of Your House

Once mold finds its way into your property, it can be a real pain to get rid of. We’ve seen it over the years—mold that just gets out of control to the point where you need to hire a heavy-duty mold remediation service like ourselves to get you out of the bind. It doesn’t need to be like that, though. You can take some easy steps to ensure that you keep mold out of your house or business and away from anyone in your property.

Invest in a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers are extremely useful anti-mold tools, especially in basements and other parts of a property that may prove damper than others, like certain attics and garages as well. Dehumidifiers pull in the air around them and condense the water out of the air. Mold needs moisture to thrive, and having a high-quality dehumidifier will definitely work to prevent mold from gaining a foothold in your property.

Let Your Bathrooms Ventilate After Showers

Warm condensed water gathers after you shower. Many bathrooms have ventilation built into them and we highly suggest that you use it if you have it. For those that don’t, if you have windows, open them. If you have to, open the door and let the bathroom air out that way. Letting the warm water settle can attract mold that will find homes in your grout and drains.

Fix Leaks Fast

Water from leaks comes out slowly and damages severely. Pipes that are headed out of your house often have dirtier water present in them, especially if they are running from a drain line. As water leaks, it will slowly create an extremely damp and decomposed environment to help mold find a foundation to infest your property. Find leaks and close them immediately.

Keep Carpets Dried

Whether it’s dog pee or iced tea, make sure that when your carpets get something wet on them, that you dry it as quickly and efficiently as you can. Wet carpet bleeds into the floor below it where air and light are less likely to allow it to dry quickly. Once this happens, mold is free to form under your carpets and even spread, if the conditions are right.

Don’t let mold ruin your way of life or dictate how you should feel every day. Free your respiratory system and your property and control mold. If you feel you’ve already let it go too far, contact us immediately. We’re a trusted source for mold remediation services all throughout Seaside Heights, New Jersey, and many of the surrounding regions, including our home city of Jackson.