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6 Ways You Can Prevent Mold from Growing in Your Home

If you have mold in your home, it could be making you sick without you even knowing! You (or more likely your guests) might notice foul odors. Learn how to prevent mold here
Views: 493 Created 09/21/2016

Mold spores found in home indoors are usually from outside sources. Although, these microscopic, multicellular organisms are commonly found on walls, clothes, furniture and air inside your home, cleaning your home regularly can help keep mold level low in Palm Coast Florida. To maintain sanitary conditions in your home, ensure that you clean even small areas of visible molds, such as mold around your shower.

Excessive mold growth is caused when there are floods, water leakage or due to high level of moisture indoors. The growth leads to the development of airborne mold spores which in turn encourages the spread of mold growth from its original source to other areas of the home that have high humidity levels.

Intense mold growth indoors can damage home and furnishings like sofas, cabinets and carpets in Palm Coast, Florida. In fact, if not controlled over a period of time, it can cause damage to the structural elements of your home. However, since there is no practical solution that can help get rid of mold and mold growth in Palm Coast, Florida, keeping your home dry and clean is one of the best ways to thwart mold growth and prevent any damage.

The growth of mold spores indoors can not only cause damage to your property, but can be detrimental to your health. Although exposure to mold or mold spores in a small amount on a routine basis is not harmful to most people, living in unsanitary conditions can cause potential health hazards to certain individuals.

Common health hazards caused by molds include infections, irritation and allergic reactions. People living in excessive mold areas often report symptoms - wheezing, headaches, eye or throat irritation, difficulty in breathing, fatigue and shortness of breath.

Tips to prevent mold growth in Palm Coast, Florida

#1: Ensure that all the moisture creating areas such as bathrooms and dryers are vented to the outside.

#2: In crawlspaces and basements, set up dehumidifiers.

#3: To reduce condensation, install insulation on cold surfaces like basement walls piping or air ducts.

#4: Ensure that the air conditioning vents of your home are not blocked.

#5: To get alerted about any water leakage in your home, set up moisture sensor alarms in water back up- areas of your
home.

#6: When cooking, switch on the exhaust fan of your kitchen.

If you already have mold in your home, and you live in the Palm Coast, Florida area, call ServPro now for mold remediation before any more damage is done!

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