With warmer weather on the way, the humid season is just beginning, leaving your home vulnerable to mold growth. Mold thrives in moist locations, so you need to make sure you keep an eye on your home’s entryways and windows as the last bit of snow melts and the rain starts coming down. As the seasons change, there are several steps you can take to prevent mold growth from occurring in your home.
Perform Outdoor Maintenance
There are several small steps you can take to prevent mold growth repeatedly through the spring, summer, and fall. As the weather begins to thaw, begin by cleaning out winter debris from your gutters, unclogging your downspouts and making sure they are pointed away from your home. Repeat this periodically in order to keep the drains cleared and to prevent the water from eroding the pipes. If you experience leaks in your home, whether it is due to leftover ice dam damage or plumbing problems, make sure they are fixed by a professional as soon as they are detected.
Watch for Standing Water
If you notice water or condensation around your home, wipe it up immediately. If water is left around your home, particularly in doorways and on pipes and window sills, mold is likely to form and spread around your home. Before you install your window air conditioning units for the season, check the drip pans for leftover water. If there is water in the unit, you will need to thoroughly clean the unit before using it for the season. Small areas of mold in your home can be removed by scrubbing your walls with a mixture of water and detergent. However, if it has spread, you will need a professional to come perform mold removal. Keeping your home’s humidity level below 60 percent will help prevent mold from forming indoors.
Mold Remediation & Removal in Lawrence, Haverhill & Woburn, MA
If you find mold in your home and require a professional to resolve the problem, contact Infinity Abatement today. We will schedule a time to come to your home, inspect the affected area and safely remove the mold and affected materials from your home. Infinity Abatement can be reached by calling or texting 978-994-8734 or by filling out our online contact form.