It’s something we hear about all the time as part of homeownership horror stories. Mold. It’s an all too common problem in the world of home energy and home safety, yet one that can be avoided with the right combination of knowledge, care products and professional help.

While there are certainly some problems areas in the home, 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.

As a follow up to a recent post on home humidity management, we have decided to put together a blog post series on mold eradication and prevention. If you think you could be at risk for mold growth in your home, don’t hesitate to get it taken care of right away, starting with these tips!

  • 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.
  • Identify the source of the problem or areas at the highest risk for developing mold. As mentioned, mold can grow on any number of household items or home surfaces. If you notice mold starting to grow, it’s extremely important to address it quickly. Mold left without care to grow and spread can result in hefty bills down the road to fix the problem. Identify problem areas such as an overly damp basement, rugs and carpets or even windows with a lot of condensation (among many others). Each of these requires its own solutions, but problem identification is key.
  • 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.

Thanks for reading our blog post series on mold removal and prevention. If you have been experiencing mold issues or if you think your home is at a higher risk and want some expert advice on avoid any problems in the future for your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call at BelRed today.

 

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