Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home
Updated: Sep 29, 2021
There are hundreds of species of mold, some harmless and others hazardous to your health, especially when inhaled. According to the EPA, common symptoms of mold exposure may include:
· Asthma attacks
· Sore throat
· Runny nose
· Red eyes
· Skin rash
Mold can cause serious health issues and damage your property once it invades your home. The best way to combat mold is to prevent it from growing in the first place. Here are some tips to prevent the growth of mold in your home:
RESOLVE LEAKS AND WET SPOTS Mold loves moisture and heat! If you identify a leak or perpetual wet spot in your home, contact a professional plumber or contractor to help you resolve the leak before mold can establish itself.
CLEAN YOUR AIR CONDITIONER Air conditioners are susceptible to mold growth because they can trap moisture. Read your air conditioner’s manual and follow the instructions for cleaning the device and changing its filters.
VENTILATE YOUR HOME According to the EPA, “Sometimes, humidity or dampness (water vapor) in the air can supply enough moisture for mold growth. Indoor relative humidity (RH) should be kept below 60 percent -- ideally between 30 percent and 50 percent, if possible.” Keeping airflow moving throughout your home will help keep humidity down so that conditions are not favorable for mold growth.
USE EV360™ Everest Microbial Defense’s EV360™ protects against microbes, including fungus, mold, and mildew that can grow and ruin your property by discoloration, staining and odors. Each application will keep mold and mildew from returning for up to 90 days!