Mold is a very common problem in many houses. It can be a big concern for the health of your home and the people living in it. Here are a few ways to stop mold before it starts.
Look Out For Condensation
It’s no secret that mold is a result of water damage. One of the first steps to preventing mold is to look for high moisture places in your home that could become trouble areas. This should include places in your bathroom, such as around your shower, where condensation from steam can build up. Also, the underside of the hot water heater and around your HVAC system are places you should check regularly. By making sure that you keep those areas as dry as you can, you can reduce the risk of developing mold.
Another way to prevent water accumulation is to keep an eye on the temperature and humidity levels in your house. You should make sure that your humidity never exceeds a level of sixty percent because that will be too much for most air conditioning systems. Invest in a dehumidifier if you have to and try to set your thermostat at around seventy-five degrees to control humidity.
Especially if you live in a humid area, you want to avoid extreme temperature fluctuations in your house because that will promote water accumulation. Make sure that your air conditioning is the right size for your home; too small and it will be overworked, too big and it will constantly fluctuate your temperature. Never leave your windows open while your air conditioning is running. In addition to wasting money on energy bills, leaving the window open will likely boost the humidity in your house.
Contact All Aspects Waterproofing
For more information on how to protect your home from mold and allergens, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC. /Maryland/Virginia area. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.