What can I do to prevent mold coming back to my home? It is a common question from people who suffer from mold related problems. If you are facing mold problems you should know that it can be dangerous to your health. After you have any mold remediation done make sure that there is a post clearance test performed. It can ensure you that your home is clean and healthy now. After you have a clean bill of health for your home you should concentrate on prevention to avoid any future mold issues.
Inspection: Inspection is a very vital step in identifying mold before it spreads. Inspection on a regular basis can prevent mold from coming back. Check all over the house especially in the mold prone zone such as basement, attic, bathroom, kitchen etc of your house. Early detection is the major key to prevent mold.
Repair Leakage: Leakage is a main factor for mold growth. Check for leaks in your roof, basement, around window and doors.
Reduce Humidity: Try to maintain the humidity level below 50%. Use dehumidifier to control humidity in your home.
Vent Fan: Use vent fan mainly in bathroom and in kitchen. It can exhaust the vapor and reduce the humidity level. Use the bathroom vent fan especially after bathing.
Minimize dust: You can use air purifier or ionizer to control the dust and other airborne particles. It can help to remove airborne mold particle from your home’s air.
Do’s and Don’ts: Wipe the dirt or water from surface quickly. Clean the carpet regularly. Don’t spill water in carpet. Wipe the bathroom walls and crawl place after bath. Don’t carpeting in basement, bathroom, kitchen etc.
Following these rules can prevent mold from coming back to your home.