In order for mold to grow inside a property it needs a steady source of water, or excess moisture. These are some of the best practices to prevent mold in house, because mold can cause serious health issues if not treated promptly and properly.
The first step is to conduct a semi-annual building inspection that checks for evidence of water damage and visible mold. Water can enter a dwelling through the roof, windows, walls and foundation cracks. These all need to be repaired immediately if found and then call PuroClean Certified Restoration to remove the mold.
Make sure kitchens and bathrooms have exhaust fans to help remove extra moisture from these rooms, also make sure any new painting in these rooms contains mold inhibitors. Next, during the humid months of the year, run your air conditioner or a dehumidifier with the goal of keeping the humidity no higher than 50% all day long.
Do not carpet bathrooms. The carpet can hide leaks and mold growth. Basements can also become problem areas due to ground water infiltration or humid air being cooled down enough to release water. Basements in the Ozarks should be set up with a plumber installed dehumidifier that runs all day long and empties into a permanent drain system.
Any area of your home that receives a large volume of water, from any source, should be professionally cleaned and dried. PuroClean use the most modern tools to quickly and effectively keep mold from returning after remediation.
If you experience a flood, sewer backup, dishwasher overflow, or any other major water event, please give PuroClean Certified Restoration a call. Water needs to be removed as soon as possible to prevent permanent damage and to stop the growth of mold.