Why Is Mold Growing In My Home?
Mold is something that every homeowner hopes to avoid, but hoping doesn’t prevent it from invading any structure and potentially creating all sorts of issues for the people who live there – everything from headaches to nausea to allergic reactions and respiratory problems. The problem with mold is this: the only things that toxic spores need to grow and thrive are the right balance of temperature and moisture, plus a source of food. That means mold can easily grow on a wide variety of surfaces in your home if they’re given enough time under those warm, moist conditions.
So if you’re wondering, “Why is mold growing in my home?” the simple answer is, “Because it can.” But that doesn’t mean that things have to be that way! A proactive, deliberate moisture control plan for the place where you live is something that you can easily develop and implement by a simple series of steps to minimize your risk of mold growth.
Here are three basic actions you can take starting right now to decrease your chances of a mold infestation:
1️⃣ Regular surface inspections. Take some time each month to do a quick walk-through of your entire home from top to bottom. This includes all of your ceilings, walls and floors. Check for discolored spots that could be signs of water damage from leaks behind your walls or maybe even from above in your roof or attic. Also find the person in your family who has the super-sniffer and ask them to enter each area of the house and do a quick smell check. If they catch a whiff of something musty, then it could be an indication of a mold infestation.
2️⃣ Keep things clean. Nothing invites mold like dust and debris, especially in dark places that are usually out of sight. Wipe down your surfaces with an antibacterial and disinfecting cleaning agent. Pull items out of your closets periodically and inspect behind them for any evidence of a mold problem. Change your furnace filters on the recommended schedule (usually every 30-90 days, depending on your HVAC system and the type of filter it uses). Leaving a nasty filter in place for too long can easily invite mold to develop there, and throughout your ductwork.
3️⃣ Keep things dry. Your indoor air shouldn’t feel like you’re walking through a tropical forest, especially in your lower and upper levels where there is the greatest potential for mold to develop. Invest in a dehumidifier to keep your home drier throughout the year, and you’ll dramatically lower your chances of mold developing. Make sure you clean up any spills right away, and as soon as you discover any kind of leak in your home, have it fixed so that there isn’t time for water damage to take place, or for mold to develop.
If you’ve discovered mold in your house, then take heart because your locally-owned AdvantaClean service provider is standing by with a team of highly-trained mold removal and mold remediation professionals who love making toxic spores like black mold disappear from homes. We’re certified by the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) because we know a thing or two about finding all of the mold in your home, removing it the right way the first time, and making sure that it stays away for good. Our mold inspection and mold testing equipment is state of the art and it allows us to see the moldy spots that are developing throughout your structure – even the spots that are hidden from the naked eye behind walls, ceilings and floors. Our powerful HEPA-filtered suction systems allow our technicians to remove every bit of the mold, leaving behind an effective bactericidal solution which will ensure that the black mold and other contaminants are completely eliminated and won’t be coming back.
Let us show you the AdvantaClean difference. Are you tired of dealing with companies who don’t guarantee their work, or don’t do what they promise? That’s not our style. We take pride in a job well done because we have to look ourselves in the mirror at night and know that we served our customers with the same level of care and hard work that we would give to our own families. Integrity matters, and what you’ll find when you trust your home to your locally-owned AdvantaClean service provider is that we treat you like our neighbor – because you are! We’re ready to serve you and your family today, so get in touch with us now and we’ll show you how it’s not clean until it’s AdvantaClean!
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