Mold Invasion: How to Win the Battle at Home

black mold in a house

Keeping your family safe and healthy is one of the most important things in life. But there’s one culprit that may be lurking in your home, giving you and your kids allergies and headaches—mold.

Mold is a type of fungus that can grow on carpets, clothes, food, and even inside walls and ceilings. It can be difficult to find inside your home and even harder to eliminate if they’ve grown into a whole clan. Certified Disaster Services stresses a mold remediation expert is needed to rid your home of these nasty organisms. Before they even develop into that, here are five ways to fight a mold invasion in your home.

Inspect your home.

Look at your ceilings, walls, pipes, and roof gutters. Make sure that there are no leaks or water stains. If there are, have them repaired immediately.

Dry the places that are wet or damp.

After a heavy rain, or discovering a leaking pipe, dry the affected area right away, making sure that all surfaces and in-betweens are free from dampness and moisture.

Create proper ventilation.

Use fans, dehumidifiers, or exhausts to manage airflow in rooms where moisture can accumulate like laundry areas, bathrooms, and kitchens.

Repair leaks.

Mold is more often found under sinks and around pipes that have leaks. Repair them right away and dry out all areas that have been affected.

Don’t use carpets in humid rooms.

The space between a humid floor and a carpet is a breeding ground for mold. Only use carpets in rooms where humidity can be controlled and managed.

Mold can be avoided by managing the moisture in your home. Always be on the lookout for leaks or places where rain can come into your home. If mold has developed in more than one place, don’t hesitate to call a professional before it invades your humble abode.