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How to Prevent Mold in Your Home

Mold can grow in any damp, dark place where it can find food. The most common places for mold to grow are bathrooms and kitchens. Mold spores float through the air looking for a moist, dark place to feed on organic material like wood or paper products. Fortunately there are many ways you can prevent mold from growing in your home. Read this blog post to learn how!

Keep your home clean and dry.

Mold needs moisture to grow. This means that the easiest way to prevent mold in your home is by keeping it clean and dry. Be sure to wipe up any liquid spills right away, including water which has gotten onto floors or counter-tops. Also do not let things like sponges or clothes sit wet for long periods of time; this will make them a perfect place for mold spores to live until they can find food (which may be you). A dehumidifier can also help absorb excess moisture from damp areas in your home, such as bathrooms and basements, if keeping things dry does not work well enough on its own.

Clean up spills as soon as possible

Mold can be killed by many household cleaners, including bleach. If you spill something that has mold on it then clean up the spill as soon as possible to prevent spores from growing into new colonies of mold. Spray cleaner directly onto any affected areas and let sit for at least 15 minutes before wiping away with a damp towel or sponge; repeat if necessary until all visible signs of the stain are gone (you may want to wear rubber gloves when doing this). You should also wipe down your counters well after using them to prepare food so that no leftover residue will attract spore growth later.

Clean vents in heaters/furnaces regularly

Most homes have heating systems that blow air through vents throughout each room. Mold likes living inside of these vents just as much as it likes living inside sponges or cloths. If you have any heating systems in your home then be sure to clean the vent covers regularly (at least every month) so that mold does not take over. Open each vent and wipe down all sides with a damp towel before putting them back in; if possible also turn on the heat for about 30 minutes after cleaning since this will help kill any spores that may still remain inside.

Use dehumidifiers/air purifiers

One other way to prevent mold growth is by using dehumidifiers or air purifiers around moisture-prone areas like bathrooms, kitchens, basements, etc.. These devices work by pulling moist air into themselves where water is removed and stored for emptying. This way they help to lower the humidity level in a given area, which is what we want if we do not want mold spores growing everywhere!

Keep your home well-ventilated

One final step you can take to prevent mold growth is by keeping your home well-ventilated at all times. Mold likes dark, moist places so it will grow best when there are no bright lights or air circulation around; this means that good ventilation systems (like those found in newer homes) can really cut down on potential risks of having standing water anywhere inside. Make sure each room has an open window as often as possible during warm months so outside air can come in rather than recycled indoor air with excess moisture levels.

Use exhaust fans for cooking and laundry rooms

If you have a kitchen or laundry room in your home then be sure to use the exhaust fan each time these rooms are used. This will help clear away any excess moisture so that it does not develop into mold later on down the line when nobody is looking!

Conclusion

Mold is a very common problem in homes around the world. Fortunately it can be prevented by keeping your home clean and dry, removing any spills or excess moisture immediately, cleaning up vents in heaters/furnaces regularly, and using dehumidifiers/air purifiers for damp areas like basements and bathrooms.

Hopefully you will be able to prevent mold after applying our techniques.

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