Ways to Stop Mold and Mildew in Your Home
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Moisture problems like mold and mildew are
common in hot and humid areas. However,
mold can also be a problem in winter under
certain situations. You may not know it, but
mold can grow anywhere – from your
carpet, the bathroom, the kitchen, your roof,
the ceiling, in between your walls, and other
inaccessible spaces in your home – and it
slowly wreaks havoc in your home, health,
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),
our home’s indoor air is two to five times
more harmful than outdoor air – with indoor
air measurements in some cases being a
hundred times more polluted than that of
the outside environment. Unfortunately, one
contributes to this is mold.
Mold spores can fan out easily and cannot
be entirely eradicated no matter how
careful you are. Not only is it difficult and
costly to address, but it can also produce
irritants and allergens (and even toxins) that
can cause throat, skin, and eye irritation, as
well as coughing and nasal stuffiness.
All of these explain why it’s important for
every homeowner to know how to prevent
mold before it’s too late. The best approach
is always prevention – more specifically,
mold and mildew prevention.
That said, below are some ways to prevent
and control mold growth in your home.
1. Eliminate Clutter
First things first – make sure to only keep
things that you need and get rid of any
unnecessary clutter that blocks your airflow
and hinders air circulation from your HVAC
condensation that creates micro-climates
conducive to mold growth.
Moreover, make sure to regularly dust your
furniture, cabinets, and doors, and keep
your display items in glass containers.
2. Keep Things Clean
All items or areas where mildew is likely to