As defined on our Mold & Bacteria page, mold is a dead organic material and a micro-organism in which the breeding ground for it is the combination of excessive water and moist temperatures. Mold exposure can be threatening to one’s health in different ways. So how can it be prevented?
Here is one practical thing you can do: Anything lying around in your home that has become very damp or wet should be lifted up or removed at least temporarily. So if you have a rug that soaked in a lot of water, do not just leave the rug there. Take up the rug for the time being until the rug is completely dry.
Along with that same line of thinking, it’s important that after a room in your home gets flooded that you make efforts to get rid of the water as soon as possible, and again, to remove any items that you can within the room that has soaked in a lot of water. If you experience major flooding in your home, you may want to consider hiring a flood clean-up service.
It’s also essential to address the moist temperatures aspect of mold growth. Installing an air conditioner(s) in your home can help prevent mold growth by controlling your home’s temperature and humidity, and during the summer months especially, setting your air conditioner(s) between 68 to 72 degrees Fahrenheit is ideal (Larry & Sons).
These are just a few tips to help prevent mold growth in your home. We at ProActive Environmental Corp. care about your home being in tip-top shape. If you are interested in having your home assessed over mold concerns, you can call Jeff Bodell at (917) 620-5546 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.