Mold Creates Problems

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Mold Creates Problems

How do you know when mold is developing into a real problem? You’ll know there’s an issue to resolve when you detect a musty odor in the air or come across any tiny black or white spots on the walls of your bathroom or cellar. Some mold is concealed because it develops in back of wall covers and ceiling blocks. Even if mold isn’t damp anymore and dried up, mold that isn’t living can still be responsible for health issues. You must be careful and take preventative measures if you believe you have a mold problem.

Mold is frequently discovered in places where water damage has occurred to construction materials and furniture as a result of leaky pipes or flooding. Mold can also grow along walls where mild damp air forms into water droplets on less temperate wall surfaces, like inside chilly outside walls, in back of dressers, inside closets, and behind furniture. Mold frequently cultivates in areas of your home where there is a lot of dampness and where a large volume of water is used on a daily basis, like bathrooms and kitchens. Other popular areas for mold development are in laundry rooms and cellars. If you come across mold in your home you need to treat the problem and stop it from spreading.

Your home doesn’t have to be dirty to grow mold. Your home doesn’t have to be very damp to harbor mold either. Your home could possibly be the cleanest, driest home on the planet and you may still have mold in your home, dry mold. Dry mold will also release spores but probably not enough to bring about any health issues. If there is a musty odor in your home, it may be coming from in back of your wallpaper, in between your walls, or ceiling blocks, or under rugs.

How to you stop mold from growing in your home? First, repair any roofs, pipes, or other things that may be leaking. Also, prevent water from pooling along the concrete walls of your cellar. Other things you can do to minimize dampness and allow air circulation is to open windows and doors. Fans can also be used if you don’t have any windows to open. Large items should also be placed away from basement walls to increase air flow.

In areas where there is a lot of warm moist air, put in exhaust fans. These work well in bathrooms and kitchens. Air out and add insulation to attics and crawlways. Also, place thick plastic covers on dirt floors in any crawlways that you have in your home. If your furniture or rugs have been damaged due to water, clean and dry them as soon as possible. Don’t wait any longer than one or two days. If you are financially able to, have them replaced. Keeping your home clean does help; so vacuum on a regular basis to get rid of mold spores. Sliding glass doors can be a problem in cooler months; wipe up all the water that forms on the inside of these doors to prevent mold development.

Natural products can be to get rid of the mold growing in your home. There is variety to choose from online as well as at your local home improvement store.

By: Bradley Skierkowski