Discovering the growth of mold inside of your home can ruin your day. Mold can spread quickly if not immediately attended to and poses many different health risks to you and your family if not promptly removed from your home. It is very important to pro-actively prevent the growth of mold throughout your home. While there are mold spores all around us, the growth of mold can always be prevented. For mold to successfully grow inside your home it must have at least one of these three things; moisture, warmth and food. Depriving mold of any three of these factors will assist in stopping the mold from growing. Unfortunately, however it will not kill the existing mold that is already living and growing inside of your home. Mold spores remain dormant, but when met with warmth, moisture or food, the mold will activate and begin to grow and spread rapidly.
Pro-Active Mold Prevention
There are simple steps that home owners can take to fight mold from growing inside of your home. Staying proactive is the best fight you can take against mold. It is important to inspect your home for any existing mold; be thorough in your inspection. Try your best to eliminate any excessive moisture in your home. Vacuuming and cleaning regularly will definitely help eliminate the possibility of mold showing up inside of your home. Pay special attention to your bathrooms, laundry room and other areas of your home that receive a higher amount of humidity than other rooms. Run exhaust fans when having hot baths and showers.
Minimize Humidity and Moisture
In the rooms that are more likely to have more moisture, use area rugs rather than wall to wall carpeting. Be sure to wash them regularly; this will help eliminate any excessive moisture in the room. In these humid areas of your home it is important that you do not store anything like clothes or food, as these act as possible sources for mold to begin to grow. Water leaks can wreak havoc on your home for many different reasons but one of the most dangerous is mold. Water leaks give mold a great environment to grow in. Inspect your home for water leaks on your roof, windows and any other part of your home where a leak is possible. Fix your leaks right away to avoid any mold growth.
Mold Removal, Remediation & More in Quincy, Macomb, Hamilton, Warsaw & East Alton Illinois | Hannibal, Missouri
Mold remediation is a technique that is used to identify the location and extent of mold hazard in a home and properly clean and remove the mold from that area. If you suspect that there is mold growing inside of your home, or you have physically seen the mold in your home, it is time to call in a professional. American Hometown Cleaning is skilled and experienced in mold remediation and will give you professional service leaving your home mold free and protecting you, your family and your home from the damage that mold can do.