3 Ways to Prevent Mold Infestation in your Home

Published by Eric Bustamante on May 4th 2015

3 Ways to Prevent Mold Infestation in your Home

Given the fact that humidity and moisture are the two most important factors that contribute to mold growth, here are 3 ways to prevent mold infestation in your home:

1. Check your Home for Leaks
Water and excess moisture attract mold so it is important for homeowners to periodically check ceilings and walls for leaks. Water supply lines, toilets, faucets, tubs and sinks are all common areas to check for leaks and water damage as well. Have an experienced professional immediately fix any leaks.

Drying Clothes Outside

Cotton towels drying on a clothesline

2. Reduce Humidity Levels
Mold thrives in moist, humid environments so we suggest the purchase of a dehumidifier to reduce humidity levels in your home. Additionally, increasing ventilation by opening up windows and doors can go a long way toward avoiding a mold infestation. Focus on the bathroom and kitchen, two areas with excess steam and moisture.

3. Dry Wet Clothes Immediately
Damp, wet clothing creates an ideal environment for mold growth, which is why you should dry wet clothes immediately after washing them. If you prefer clothesline drying do so outdoors so that any moisture your clothes give off does not affect your indoor living environment.

Water damage is one of the leading causes of mold infestation in a home and can come from a roof leak, pipe burst or even a flood disaster. If you’re experiencing a water emergency or currently have mold or mildew in your home, call 911 Restoration right away for immediate assistance!