Mold 101

Mold 101

While mold thrives on moisture, it can be easily prevented if you choose the right treatment for your home. If you find traces of mold in your house, it is important to find the source from where it is coming from. If you clean up the mold without doing anything about the source of the problem, your mold issue will never be fixed. Prevention is the key to a healthy home.

How Does Mold Grow?

Mold grows because it’s a part of the natural environment. Mold works by breaking down any dead organic matter, such as leaves and dead trees. Indoor mold reproduces through means of tiny spores that float through indoor and outdoor air. Growth is something that has to be prevented as much as possible so that it does not affect your home or your health.

Stopping Mold Growth

Mold requires darkness, moisture and warmth to grow. Eliminating any or all of these will end the growth of mold. It gets worse in already completed basements because there are areas behind the drywall that are completely dark, and any mold growth present there can go undetected for quite awhile. What you should really watch out for, and what you can control, is the level of moisture; and the moisture that can find its way into your crawl space and basement. Whether it’s because of a leaky pipe, faulty water heaters or high humidity, take care of the issue immediately before it spreads. There are various waterproofing solutions available that can help you, from waterproof sealants to buying a sump pump.

Can I Get Rid of Mold?

Unfortunately, it’s impossible to be rid of all the mold due to spores floating in the air. What’s important is to control the level of moisture. Without moisture, mold cannot grow. As long as you keep your home as dry as possible and seal or waterproof any air leaks, you can be sure that your home will be safe, clean and dry.

Hopefully, these tips have enhanced your understanding of mold and what we can do to prevent it. However, if you find yourself in need for products that promote moisture control, or need waterproofing in your basementcrawl space or foundation, you can be sure that our Products will help you. We employ highly-trained professionals who do high-quality work. We have a professional and friendly staff who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have about your situation.

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