What to Do If Your House Has Mold.
In the last year and a half, we found ourselves staying indoors longer than we’re used to. The new normal isn’t so new anymore; this is our reality. So if there are any dangers within the home, we are more susceptible to them now.
We’re sure that dealing with molds wasn’t at the top of your things to do before. But you should know by now that safety and wellness should’ve always been your priority. If you’re staying in a house that has a mold problem, your health is at risk.
In this blog post, we’ll give you some practical tips on what to do when living in a house with molds and how to prevent mold growth from returning.
Air it out
If weather permitting, open the windows and turn on all exhausts. Let fresh air circulate within your home. Our lungs dilate more when there’s an increase in Oxygen. With that, we disperse more toxins out of our system, increasing our alertness and overall wellbeing.
Moreover, fresh air can dilute the number of mold spores in your indoor air, improving the quality of the air you breathe.
Regulate the humidity
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the recommended humidity levels should be 30-50% (or at the very least, below 60%) to prevent mold growth. The easiest way to check your indoor humidity is to get a hygrometer.
If the humidity is too high, consider getting a dehumidifier. It’s a simple home gadget that can significantly decrease the presence of molds within the home.
You’ll never truly understand the power of a consistent drip of water until it wreaks havoc in your home. A simple leak may not seem serious at first, but if left unaddressed, it can cause a lot of damage to your home.
Mold can affect the structure of your ceiling, walls, or cabinetry. It can even leave permanent stains on your walls and ceilings. Worse, it may lead to mold growth.
Addressing leaks and drips can notably decrease the presence of growth. Remember that molds thrive on moisture. By tackling the source of moisture head-on, it will be difficult for molds to survive, more so to multiply.
Boost your immune system. A healthy and complete diet will do wonders for your immune system. Be mindful of what you put in your body. Exercising regularly will also strengthen both your body and your mind.
In this day and age, staying healthy should be our number one priority. Not only will it improve our overall health, but it will also make us more resilient from viruses, bacteria, and even pathogenic molds. Being healthy is our own best defense against illnesses.
Dry wet areas right away
Foremost, avoid wiping or pouring water or solution on any porous materials such as wood, rubber, unpainted cement, and natural rocks. Moisture can seep into these materials and encourage mold growth.
If any of these porous materials get wet, make sure to dry them as soon as possible if you can dry them with a blower or dryer, even better. Drying with direct sunlight at the soonest can also help.
Waterproofing the porous materials are also ideal. It will not only protect them but will prevent mold growth as well.
Call the professionals
There’s a priceless advantage to getting professionals like us to deal with molds. Professionals have valuable knowledge that can only be derived from our vast experience. We also use the right equipment to deal with every type of situation. Professionals know how to deal with the different types of molds and the varying degrees that they have invaded your homes.
We have a comprehensive approach and solution to mold problems, which you may not have as an amateur or as a DIY-er.
Why Certified IAQ Professionals
Certified Indoor Air Quality Professionals offer premium services at an affordable rate. We have over 16 years of experience that makes us intuitive and thorough in our work.
We will get into crawlspaces and unexpected sources of molds and have them tested. When we know better the type of mold and how vast its presence really is, we can then discuss the remediation process with you.
We are efficient in what we do. We can make your indoor air safe for you. Call us at 303-995-7015 for Mold Testing and Remediation Services.