Mold. The word makes homeowners cringe and crawl. It’s a common problem, yet one that can be avoided with the right combination of knowledge, care and products.
Mold can grow almost anywhere in the home. It can be found on interior walls, carpet, damp or dirty clothing, food, paper, and even in places you can’t see, such as the backside of drywall, areas inside walls around leaking or condensing pipes, and above ceiling tiles.
In this BelRed blog series, we’ve put together some helpful tips to avoid, reduce or even eliminate mold problems in your home. Below you can find the final set of tips in this series:
- Keep mold off plants inside the home. Indoor plants can be a blessing and a curse when it comes to the quality of the air inside your home. Just like plants outdoors, they can provide fresh, clean air to your home. However, they can sometimes be a troublesome area when it comes to mold growth. The damp soil of these plants is a perfect place for mold to develop. This can spread to other areas of your house quickly. Try using natural mold-resistant additives when you water your indoor plants.
- Know your home and your surrounding environment. As is the case with most home performance and safety improvements made to your house, knowing your own house and the climate in which it resides is perhaps the most important step in combating mold. Many climates and areas are much more susceptible to mold growth. If you live in a wet area or floodplain, your home may be at greater risk without taking the necessary steps to waterproofing your house—both inside and out. Adjusting your humidity, as mentioned in a previous post in this series, requires a unique level depending on your home and comfort preferences. Knowing this information (and more) will allow you to pick the best first steps toward getting rid of mold or avoiding it altogether.
- Call in the experts. While there are many things a good DIYer can do to remove or avoid mold, experts like the trained, knowledgeable staff at BelRed are your best bet to know exactly how to avoid a big mold problem. We are trained with the right information, equipment and products to make sure you’re not at risk for mold growth or spreading. We’d be happy to help.
Remember, mold is an issue that should be dealt with immediately. If you let mold grow and sit for too long in your home, it could cause severe health problems for you and your loved ones.
If you have been experiencing mold issues or want some expert advice on avoiding any problems in the future for your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call at BelRed today.Tags: Indoor air quality