Fall often brings a great amount of rainfall and puts your home at a higher risk for mold growth on both the interior and exterior. Use our tips below to help prepare your home for the heavy rainfall coming our way, limit moisture in your home and decrease your chances of having mold growth in your home.
- Look for Cracks– Check the exterior surfaces of your home for any cracks in the foundation. Water could be seeping in through these cracks and exposing several areas of your home with moisture, leaving great opportunity for mold to grow.
- Waterproof Your Basement– Basements are often the most vulnerable areas of a home. To avoid any mold growth in your home, consider consulting a professional to waterproof your basement before the heavy rainfall of this autumn.
- Keep Your Rain Gutters Clear– Often times, rain gutters are the cause of mold inside homes. When rain gutters aren’t cleaned, they accumulate leaves and moisture which can lead to leak into your homes which cause problems. Clean your gutters regularly to avoid more moisture issues in your home this fall.
- Be Mindful of Open Windows– While it is nice to leave your windows open on a cool, fall day, this may cause issues for you if there is rainfall. If there is a breeze, rain may leak into your home through the open window and be a source for mold growth. If you like to keep your windows open, keep an eye on them this fall.
If you do find mold in your home, do not try to remove it yourself. Mold is dangerous and it is best to consult a professional to handle its removal. Contact Infinity Abatement today for any mold-related issues!