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2 Ways A Professional Service Can Help You Prevent Mold In Your Home

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Whether you live in an older home or one that is in an area that gets a lot of rain, you may worry about the possibility of having a mold problem in your house. This is especially true if you or another member of your household has an allergy to it. 

While there are some things that you can do on your own to try to prevent its growth, mold can sometimes be difficult to keep from growing if you do not know where to look for it or how to prevent it. Below are a couple of ways that a professional service can help you prevent mold in your home.

1. Locate Areas Within Your Home Where Mold Could Potentially Grow

One way that a professional service can help with preventing mold in your house is to locate the areas in which the fungi have a high risk of growing. While some areas may be obvious to you, such as in an unfinished basement or around bathroom fixtures, there may be hidden areas in your house that would encourage growth.

For example, if you have any small leaks in pipes or spaces in your walls that trap moisture, these dark, wet areas will contribute to spores growing. Even if these areas do not have mold yet, there is a high potential for it to do so in the future.

2. Discuss With You and Implement Measures to Inhibit Mold Growth

Once the mold prevention service locates areas in your home where mold is most likely to grow, they can then sit down and discuss with you measures that can be taken to reduce the risk. Once you have decided on a plan of action, they can help you implement it.

In areas that are dark and stagnant, they may recommend that vents are installed so that fresh air can flow through them. Or, if you have a problem with moisture in your basement or attic, they may recommend that you install dehumidifiers to remove the excess moisture from the air.

If you are concerned about mold growth in your home, you should consider having a professional service help you with your efforts to prevent it. After locating areas in your home that are high risk, they can implement measures to inhibit the fungal growth, such as installing vents and/or dehumidifiers in strategic locations throughout your house.

For more information, contact a local residential mold prevention service.