Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home

Preventing Mold Growth in Your Home

There is no proper way to mold-proof your home, but you can prevent mold growth from going undetected by taking the proper steps. For more than 37 years, Pro-Klean has been a reputable provider of residential and commercial mold remediation services in Connecticut. In this blog, we'll cover tips on how to prevent mold growth in your home. If you need further assistance, don't hesitate to reach out to us today.

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Dry Wet Areas

Luckily, mold can’t grow without moisture, so it’s important to be aware of wet areas around your home and resolve it immediately. Areas of your home that have accumulated water, like basements, leaky pipes, or shower walls, should be dried within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth.

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Monitor Humidity Indoors

A great way to make sure mold growth doesn’t go undetected is to monitor the humidity levels inside your home. The EPA recommends your humidity levels be kept below 60% and ideally between 30%-50% with the help of a moisture meter. You can also pay attention to excessive condensation on windows and walls as a telltale sign of high humidity.

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Prevent Moisture with Proper Ventilation

Make sure your home provides proper ventilation to your bathroom, kitchen, and laundry room. Without proper ventilation, mold growth will occur and home remediation will be required.

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Identify Problem Areas in Your Home

To properly prevent mold growth, it’s best to identify possible problem areas in your home. Investigate your home for basement flooding, condensation, and water stains. If you are unsure after looking over your home, consider a mold inspection to be safe.

Mold growth can cause serious health risks and damage to your home. Before an inspection and mold remediation try Pro-Klean prevention tips. If you suspect growth has occurred, don’t worry, our Connecticut team is here to help you with mold removal. Contact us for more information and a free consultation!

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