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Be Proactive in Cleaning and Preventing Mold

By April 16, 2019No Comments

Don’t wait to act if you have mold growth in your home or moisture that may lead to mold growth, such as a flood, leak, or spill. If mold has access to moisture and organic material to feed on, it can grow quickly.

Cleaning Mold

If you find mold in your home, clean it immediately so it doesn’t spread. Wear protective eyewear and gloves, use a bleach solution or soap and water, and open windows to get rid of fumes. Do not mix bleach with other cleaners, especially ammonia.

Removing Condensation and Humidity

Cover cold pipes with insulation so that water does not condense on them. Excess moisture in your home can be removed with fans, air conditioners, or dehumidifiers. You can use an inexpensive humidity meter to monitor the humidity level in your home, which should be between 40 and 60 percent at all times.