How to Prevent Mold In Your Home

How to Prevent Mold In Your Home

At MicroZyne Technologies, we regularly perform mold remediation, in which find, kill, and then either clean or remove the effected materials. Since even dead mold can cause allergies, this complete elimination of the organism is an essential step in rendering your home safe and clean again. However, it is not the last step.

Because mold will grow anywhere the conditions are right, it’s essential that you take steps to inhibit its reappearance, even after remediation. Here are some practical suggestions of ways that you can keep your house clean and mold-free:

1. Keep your humidity below 50%. This may require a dehumidifier during the humid summer months. Open the windows or use fans to reduce moisture build-up in particularly vulnerable areas, such as the bathroom and basement.

2. Clean your house regularly, especially the bathroom. Make sure to scrub the grout between the tiles in your shower, since this is a common place for mold and mildew to take root.

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3. Avoid storing items that are susceptible to mold in damp places. If you must store items there, make sure they’re in a mold-resistant plastic container.

4. Clean your refrigerator regularly, removing old or spoiled food and cleaning the drip pans and door gaskets.

5. Fix leaks promptly.

6. Keep your gutters clean and your downspouts directed away from the foundation of the house.

7. Keep the dirt covered with a plastic sheet in any crawl spaces under your house.

8. Keep your upholstery, carpets, and shower curtain clean and dry.

9. Throw away objects infested with mold and mildew.

10. Wipe down your shower walls after each use to keep them dry.

Mold thrives in places that are warm and moist, so doing what you can to keep your home dry is essential in preventing its growth. If you already have mold in your home contact us today.

Dial 1-866-920-MOLD (920-6653) to ask about mold inspection.

MicroZyme Technologies is proud to provide mold testing, inspection, and removal to the following cities and states: Worchester, MA; Boston, MA; Springfield, MA; Providence; Manchester, NH, Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; Cape Cod; Portland, ME; Maine; Vermont; Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Connecticut.