How to Clean Up and Prevent Mold Buildup in Your Home

If you are dealing with recovery after a flood, or have water problems, you may find mold growing in your house. Mold may begin to grow indoors when spores land on wet surfaces. When you spot mold growing in your house, this may signify that you have a leak or water collection in your home.

Mold can cause allergic reactions in some people. If you have allergic symptoms at home that subside when you leave the house, this may also signify that your house has a mold problem.

Mold patches can spread fast, and it is important to take care of the problem as soon as possible, as it can damage whatever it grows on.

Mold Cleanup

Before you start cleaning the mold in your home, you should figure out what is causing the mold growth. Once you find out where the water intrusion is coming from, you should immediately address that problem to prevent future mold growth. Affected materials, such as carpets and drywall, may need to be replaced.

To clean off the mold, you should scrub hard surfaces with detergent and water, and allow it to dry completely.

While cleaning moldy areas, you should make sure to wear googles and gloves. You want to make sure you don’t touch or breathe in the mold spores.

Mold Prevention

When leaks or spills occur, you should make sure to dry out the area immediately to prevent mold growth.

You can also prevent moisture with the proper ventilation. High moisture areas, such as the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room should receive proper airflow to make sure those areas stay dry and prevent mold from growing.

Other tips include cleaning or repairing roof gutters and making sure the ground is sloped away from your foundation to prevent water seepage in your basement.

If your home is plagued by mold growth, call in the professionals at Bauer Construction. Our experienced team is equipped to handle all manner of disaster repair and restoration, including mold growth.

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