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July 07,2018

Household Mold and How to Prevent It

Mold is bacteria organisms that thrive rapidly where there is moisture. Household moisture that is trapped indoors is usually the area where you can find molds. The most suitable way to prevent Household mold is, therefore, to promote ventilation within the household and prevent the accumulation of moisture, especially in some hidden, cool places within and outside of the home. In case your home is already plagued by mold, it will make sense to contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh for a lasting solution. Molds can grow on paper, carpet, food and some drywall, their spores can easily be suspended in the air where they can be breathed in and cause health problems.

Conduct an audit of mold-prone areas of your home

The first step in preventing household mold growth is to identify the problem areas or mold-risk areas within the household and take proactive steps to make corrections and adjustments to reduce the risks of mold growth. It is impossible to mold-proof the home, but you can actually make your home resistant to mold.

Look out for the usual condensation on your window, and if your basement floods constantly, it may pose a serious mold threat. Also, you need to check those water stains on the ceiling, especially the one caused by leaks, and make sure you remove the damp carpet inside the basement. Water-proofing some components susceptible to mold growth in your house can be one of the most effective ways of preventing mold growth, you can contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh for this service.

Make sure the wet areas are dried out completely to prevent mold growth

Wet areas within and outside of the home must be tackled right away because mold grows fast on wet surfaces. The seeps through the basement during rainfall and accumulation of water near leaky pipes must be handled as soon as possible. Make sure the spills on your carpet are removed within 48 hours and make sure all beddings and water-damaged furniture are completely dried out. Make sure you dont leave moist items lying around in the house and avoid leaving wet clothes for too long, inside your washing machine.

Promote proper ventilation in your home

Sometimes, your daily routine may be responsible for the growth of mold, within your home. You need to ensure that you clean up after you, especially when you cook dinner, do laundry and take a shower. Leaving water behind will gradually encourage the proliferation and growth of mold in and around your home.

Make use of mold-resistant products

The use of mold-resistant products such as drywall, mold-inhibitors for paints and mold-resistant sheetrock, are very effective in reducing and preventing the growth of molds in homes. Make sure you contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh for a list of other mold-resistant products that will help protect your home from mold growth.

When it comes to preventing mold growth in homes, it pays to contact a professional plumber to conduct a thorough inspection of all mold-prone areas and make necessary suggestions and provide professional services that will help prevent mold growth. Contact Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh today!

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