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Tips to Help You Prevent Mold and Mildew at Home

Last updated 5 years ago

Mold or mildew can be a dangerous contaminant in your home. In fact, the fungi and bacteria spores created by mold are one of the largest biological home pollutants. Left untreated, contamination can cause health complications for you and your family, including irritation of the eyes, throat, and nose, and accentuated allergy and asthma symptoms. Take these steps to avoid an infestation in your home:

Inspect Your Home
Mold generally resides in areas of high humidity, such as in your basement, attic, or crawl space. If a portion of your home has recently flooded or suffered water damage, mold or mildew may also occur there. Mold and mildew can grow on wood products, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, carpet, flooring, and more. However, because mold can be dangerous to your family, it is important to inspect high-risk areas regularly and attempt to manage humidity in these areas. Use dehumidifiers and fans to help reduce the moisture in your home.

Freshen Fabric
Clean the fabrics in your home regularly and keep them dry to help prevent mildew from developing. If you do suspect a mold infestation, avoid sending mold spores into the air by laundering any potentially impacted fabrics. Wash in a combination of chlorine bleach and hot water before line drying, if possible. Fabric items that cannot be washed, such as furniture upholstery, should be vacuumed and spot treated with an ammonia-based cleaning solution.

Treat Growth
While prevention is ideal, if your home already has a mold growth, it is important to contact an experienced mildew and mold removal company. A professional mold and mildew removal team can help to eliminate mold spores that have been distributed through your home’s air or heat ducts and have been left to reside in the carpeting, wallpaper, and interior foundation of your home.

If your family is dealing with a mold or mildew infestation, contact Browder Painting Company. Our experienced team can offer professional mold remediation and removal. Let our experienced professionals help you reclaim your home! Call (805) 544-0547 today for more information on our mold removal and residential painting services.


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