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Tips to help keep mold out of the house

10/30/2019 (Permalink)

Nobody likes to see unsightly mold in their home or work. Below are some tips to help keep mold from growing in your home.

Maintain proper ventilation in areas that can be moist at times such as kitchens, showers and laundry rooms. Vent appliances that create moisture to the outside.

Monitor indoor humidity. The EPA recommends keeping humidity at 30-60 percent. You can purchase a moisture meter at your local hardware store. 

Dry wet areas immediately, especially after water seeps into a basement after a rainstorm, don't keep wet items in the house and also use mold resistant products. 

Clean and repair roof gutters if needed. 

Improve air flow of your home. Best way is to get fresh air in through windows, if the weather permits in your area.

Mold can grow anywhere and can often grow where it cannot be seen - behind tiles, behind drywall, just to name a couple examples. Moisture control is the best way to try to keep mold out of your home as much as possible.

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