How To: Prevent Mold Growth

Mold is a type of fungus consisting of small organisms found almost everywhere. Outside mold plays an important part in nature breaking down leaves and dead plants but when in your home mold can cause many health issues. You are exposed to small quantities of mold every day but when mold comes in contact with damp areas in your home it will begin to grow.

Exposure to mold has been known to cause health issues including nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing, wheezing, eye irritation, and skin irritation. Some people are more sensitive to mold than others. People with mold allergies can have more severe reactions.

Now I’m sure you are wondering what you can do to prevent mold from growing in your home. Here is a list of tips and tricks for mold prevention:

  1. Dry wet areas immediately. Mold can’t grow without moisture.
  2. Make sure areas with water (kitchens, bathrooms, etc.) are properly ventilated to help excess moisture escape.
  3. If you remodel or renovate your home use mold-resistant products (mold-resistant paint, drywall, etc.)
  4.  Make sure there is no standing water around your home.
  5. Improve airflow in your home. Turn on fans, air purifiers, etc.
  6. Correct problem areas that already have mold.

If you do find mold in your house, it’s important to address the issue as soon as possible before it has a chance to spread. This is something you can do by yourself. Scrub the surface mold stains from walls and wood trim with a mixture of 1 qt. water and 1/2 cup bleach. Use a soft brush and work until signs of the mold disappear. After scrubbing the surfaces, simply allow the bleach solution to continue to penetrate the surfaces and dry. 

Mold damage can make your home almost impossible to sell your house conventionally. The good news is that Sell Home Maverick will buy your house As-Is and we close quick. We take care of all closing costs and since there are no real estate agents you won’t have to pay any commissions. We make the process fast and easy. 

Here are 7 things you don’t see that could be costly if there’s an issue (always check regularly)

  1. Foundation
  2. HVAC System (Heating / AC)
  3. Electrical Wiring
  4. Plumbing
  5. Roof
  6. Termite Damage
  7. Water Damage

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