The main cause of mold growth in your home is moisture due to poorly-ventilated areas. There are several areas of your home that release moisture that you may not even know about. For the best ways to limit moisture in your home, follow these few simple steps and start protecting your home from mold damage today!
Washing Machine and Dryer
Major appliances such as washing machines and dryers host an ample amount of moisture while they are being used, up to one liter of water to be exact. If your washer and dryer are not properly ventilated, that liter of water is put into the air, accumulating and causing potential issues for you and your home. In major appliances like these, make sure the ventilating system is working properly to avoid such an issue.
If you live in a humid area and your home doesn’t have a high-functioning ventilation system, your home is at serious risk of mold growth. Something as simple as turning on your bathroom fan when you take a hot shower can significantly decrease the chances of mold growth in your home. Equally important, ventilating fans in your kitchen should be turned on when you are cooking, especially if you are boiling water. Ensuring these systems are sending moisture outside is crucial!
Avoid Moisture Altogether!
This point may seem obvious but there are some ways to cut certain sources of moisture out of your home entirely! Consider making these changes:
- Dry your clothing outside
- Do not use humidifiers or vaporizers
- Take colder, shorter showers
- Run your air conditioner
- Keep a window open in your most-used rooms
- Do not leave plants in the same room all the time. Bring them outside or separate them so they do not continue to gather moisture in the same area.
Keeping moisture out of your home entirely can be quite difficult but following these steps and keeping a close eye on your home will help you avoid mold growth. If you have a moisture problem in your home and mold has already begun to grow, do not try to get rid of it yourself, as this can be extremely dangerous. The trusted professionals at Infinity Abatement have been providing mold removal services for years. Contact Infinity Abatement today for a free estimate and protect your home from serious damage.