5 Ways to Prevent Mold Growth

5 Ways to Prevent Mold Growth

The very thought of the word “mold” can make anyone cringe.

Yes, some mold can be good. In fact, this type of mold is a key component in making penicillin, or helping organic matter decompose. But it can also be very bad, especially when it is growing undetected in your home. Mold can grow anywhere: carpet, clothing, food, and even places like drywall and ceiling tiles.

So how can you prevent the growth of mold in your home? Here are some helpful tips to prevent mold growth.

Moisture control.

Identify problem areas in your home, such as a basement that easily floods, frequent condensation areas, etc. and correct the issue.

Immediately dry the wet area.

Dry wet areas within 48 hours so that the area does not become a perfect environment for mold to grow.

Direct water away from your home.

Ground must slope away from the home for water to flow away from the house. If the ground is not sloped water could collect and seep into a basement or crawlspace.

Prevent moisture with proper ventilation.

Simple activities such as showering, cooking, and laundry can cause moisture to collect in an area of your home. Checking the moisture level periodically and cleaning the area or appliance can help lessen the chances of mold growth.

Apply a solution to help your home eliminate the chances of mold growth.

MicroShield 360™ is an antimicrobial coating system that is EPA registered and FDA approved for direct food contact surfaces. It is a coating system that can easily be applied to any textile, or surface. It is invisible to the eye, kills bacteria and prevents mold growth for up to an entire year with one application.

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