How to Prevent Mold

Whether it’s in a home or in a business, when mold rears its ugly head it can cause some serious damage. Not only does it pose a risk to your health, but your building, from the roof to the foundation itself, can be brought crumbling down by the malicious spores.

There’s a lot of sayings that all boil down to one point, deal with something early and you’ll require less time and resources than if you allow it grow and spiral out of control. When it comes to mold, this means investing in mold prevention.

Mold prevention is something you can both do on your own, as well as hire a professional to help you with. The professionals can give your home a special coating of materials which are safe and effective against mold, but by doing your part you’ll protect your home as well.

Even Liberty Mutual has posted articles regarding the topic on their website.

When excessive moisture accumulates in buildings or on building materials, mold growth will often occur, particularly if the moisture problem remains undiscovered or unaddressed.

Preventing Mold

  • The key to mold control is moisture control
  • Fix leaks and seepage as soon as you notice the issue
  • Put a plastic cover over dirt in crawl spaces to prevent moisture from coming in from the ground

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Of course, they aren’t the only ones that can provide you with fantastic tips and insights. Karin Beuerlein with has posted her own list of ways to prevent mold in your home, which also emphasis the importance of reach out to a professional.

10. Call a Professional

If you can’t find the moisture problem on your own, or you aren’t sure how to correct a problem you do find, call a home inspector or indoor air quality consultant. Look for credentials from a respected industry organization, such as the American Society of Home Inspectors or the Indoor Air Quality Association. A house call will likely run $250 or more.”

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Mold can hide, and it can be difficult to figure out every last place that it can spring up from. A professional will be able to identify problem areas in your home, meaning that not only can they provide you with special materials and coatings, but they can give you tips to continue your mold prevention on your own.

When you buy a home, or start a business, you want to be sure that you prevent problems before they occur, because they can cost a small fortune to fix. Mold is such a hazardous material that if it isn’t handle swiftly it can take down your wall, and if it gets into your foundation then you have a whole host of other problems to deal with. Mold prevention is essential to protecting your investments in your life and in your business.

James Blough

James Blough

Based in Madrid, Spain. I love to get my hands dirty with new projects.
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