Mould is an unfortunately common problem in many homes throughout the world. Thriving on damp air and moisture, mould can cause serious health problems and can even lead to fatal illnesses.
The good news is there are steps you can take to prevent mould from growing in your home. Keep reading to learn five simple and easy things you can do to make sure that mould doesn’t grow in your home.
We mentioned that mould thrives on moisture. Without moisture, mould spores can’t grow properly.
This moisture could be anything: condensation on windows, spilled water, and even just humidity in the air. Installing dehumidifiers throughout your home will reduce the amount of moisture in your home, which will help to prevent mould growth.
Secure Your Windows
Windows are one of the most common sources of condensation, moisture, and water in your home. Water on windows or leaking through windows during times of humidity, rainstorms, and snowstorms can be a big source of moisture that leads to mould growth.
Ensuring your windows are sealed properly can help prevent mould growth. You may need to replace older windows with newer and more secure options.
Fix Any Leaks
Leaks, whether they’re from windows, pipes, doorways, etc, can let water and moisture into your home. These will be sources that can allow mould to grow. You should be especially aware of your basement/cellar and your bathroom, as these are areas that tend to have more leaks and be exposed to water more often than other rooms of the house.
Fixing any leaks will prevent excess water from entering your home and, in turn, prevent mould from growing.
Even with the best windows out there and all your leaks fixed, moisture can still infiltrate your home via condensation. This could be windows “sweating”, on the mirrors after showers, on glass doors, etc.
You can reduce condensation a few different ways. First, dehumidifiers can get rid of the moisture in the air to stop condensation at the source. You can also circulate the air in your home the best you can with fans in the bathroom, kitchen, and in other areas you notice condensation.
You can also install extra insulation around your windows. When insulation is added to the interior part of windows, it can prevent condensation from building up on the glass.
Preventing condensation will take away the moisture mould needs to grow.
How to Prevent Mould From Growing in Your Home: Bottom Line
As you can tell from most of these tips, the key to preventing mould is to take away the source of moisture. Following these tips can prevent mould from growing in your home so you won’t have to worry about the negative health effects of mould exposure.
If you want help securing your windows to prevent mould growth, contact us. Also, don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
You can also check out our blog for more tips on keeping your home safe and secure.