Reduce the Need for Mold Cleaning with Ventilation Tips

May 1, 2015

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A common reason that mold becomes a problem in many homes that may ultimately lead to getting mold remediation services performed is due to poor ventilation. Becoming familiar with some helpful tips for ventilating your home can help reduce the need for extensive mold cleaning.

  • Minimizing Drafts in Your Home: You want to control, as much as possible, the amount of places where you have drafts allowing outside air to come into your home without your knowledge. On the other hand you don’t want the air to become stale in your home. Both could result in a significant amount of mold growth and your allergies flaring up and even sickness. By controlling the drafts in your home and removing stale air with running your HVAC system and periodically opening windows when you’re at home, you can feel much more comfortable knowing that the air is properly circulated. 
  • Installing Fans in High-Moisture Areas: The kitchen, bathroom, and laundry room can all benefit greatly from getting ceiling fans installed. When moisture is significant in a room, it could lead to mold growth unless you set up proper ventilation. 
  • Whole-House Ventilation: Hiring professionals to install central air and a programmable thermostat can help make it easier to keep your home properly ventilated without as much effort involved. By keeping all of the air in your home circulated, you can feel much more at ease knowing that you won’t need to deal with potential mold problems throughout your entire home. 
  • Getting Routine Inspections: Even with all of the work that you can do on your own to keep your home ventilated, potential issues could still arise. This is why it’s so helpful to hire a professional to visit your home and inspect the potential trouble areas so that they can alert you of any of the first signs of mold in your home. 

If you already have a mold problem you need taken care of, we invite you to contact us.

 

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