How Can Mold Be Prevented?
Mold grows and thrives in damp conditions. Limiting the moisture inside your home is crucial to preventing mold from growing. Mold Testing NJ-NY offers expert mold testing and we are always available to determine whether or not you have mold growing in your home. In the meantime we would like to share a few basic tips for mold prevention.
Check Plumbing and Humidifier
Plumbing is a center of moisture and dampness in your home. Checking under and around sinks, bathtubs and showers is a start. You should also check under and behind the dishwasher and washing machine periodically to make sure there are no leaks and the hoses are properly connected.
If you have a humidifier or a humidification system it should be checked. Humidifiers create humidity and thus a moist environment. That’s where mold loves to grow. Humidifiers come with filters that should be replaced regularly. A humidifier should be emptied of water and dried from time to time also.
Keeping an eye on your basement is also good way to prevent mold. If your basement has water seeping in during rain storms, you may want to talk to an expert about eliminating this problem. Water seepage can not only cause mold to grow, but it can also undermine your house’s foundation. Making sure your door and window seals are keeping moisture out is another way to prevent mold from forming. These are just some basic tips for mold prevention.
Learn More About Mold Prevention and Testing
Working at the prevention of mold is an ongoing task. If you feel you have mold growth anywhere in your home, call Mold Testing NJ-NY for a full evaluation. We only test for mold, we do not remediate. We recommend action if we find mold growing and spreading. Knowing whether or not you have mold is the first step toward eliminating it. We can be reached at (201) 658-8881.