16 May How To: Keep Your Home Safe from Mold Growth in the Summer
Florida’s rainiest season is almost here which means the potential for mold growth is high. Mold thrives on warmth and moisture, which Florida is home to both elements. In order to keep mold out of your house, it is smart to take some cautionary steps to ensure your home is not a breeding ground for mold.
Check out our how-to guide for preventing mold from growing in your home this summer.
Check for Roof and Window Leaks
The biggest cause of water entering your home is either from a roof or window leak. During the summer, Florida rains and thunderstorms can be very severe. After a while, your home’s roof may have a leak that you may not initially realize. Throughout the summer it is important to check your ceiling for any stains that can signify water damage.
You should follow the same steps for checking your windows. If you see any water building up around your window, it is best to clean it up as soon as possible. Also, consider finding the leaking spot and fixing it by sealing the crack.
Look for Standing Water
Standing water is a perfect place for mold to grow. Make sure to look around your home for any standing puddles of water. Check your bathroom, look around the base of your toilets, sinks, and showers to see if there are any leaks. If there is, make sure to clean up the water and fix the leak.
Check Your Plumbing
Plumbing leaks are among the most common sources of water and mold damage. Pipes leaks tend to be mostly invisible, hidden within the walls of your home. Watch out for common signs of hidden leaks, such as water stains or mold spots on walls. The damage that you don’t see can be the most disastrous.
Keep the A/C Low
If you turn off your A/C when you are not at home, the chances of mold growing are more likely. Mold enjoys humid temperatures to grow. It is important to keep your A/C at a cold temperature even when you aren’t home to prevent any potential mold growth.
Clean Your Home
Keeping your home clean at all times is key to preventing mold. Clean any mildew stains on the walls and floors of your home with mold-fighting chemicals. Also, make sure to wash and dry clothing and linens regularly. Clean your floors and make sure everything is tidy so no water can hide in a place where you might not see it.
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