When it comes to mold growth, it is important to remember that it doesn't just start from major events or in damp basements. There are also some things that we all might be guilty of that could end up being a problem. Let's just consider a few of them and what action would be a better option.
Wet Clothes And Mold
We all end up with wet clothes in our home at one time or another. Maybe we get caught out in the rain, maybe we have some clothes that we don't want to run through the dryer, or maybe we have worked out really hard and got sweaty clothes that we got out of. While this isn't a problem in itself, they should never be piled up somewhere where they will take a long time to dry. It could provide mold with the perfect location to start growing. Instead, you should hang up your wet clothes in a spot where they get good ventilation, or you should wash and dry them right away. Procrastination is not going to be helping you in your fight against mold.
Spills Need to be Cleaned Up Right Away
It's easy to do it - you are gesturing while talking to your friends, and you knock a glass over. If you have carpet in your home, it might not even be noticeable after a short while, but that doesn't mean that everything is ok. Mold can start growing, even underneath your carpet, and not be detected until it's a serious problem.
This is why you should clean up spills quickly. If necessary, using a steamer on your carpet can help to minimize the risk of mold growth in your home. While there are some liquids that have a higher risk for starting mold growth, you should be concerned with spills no matter what the liquid is.
Be Careful With Your Plants
If you have a lot of live plants in your home, it is important to remember that water from an overwatered plant can leak onto the floor. Since the water will take a while to run through the dirt, you should get used to stopping watering earlier than you might expect to be needed. Keeping a saucer underneath the plant pots as well can be an added layer of protection.
These were just a few situations where you should consider whether what you are doing is going to encourage mold growth. It all comes down to the basics. Avoid moisture and have good ventilation. On the other hand, if the problem is from a major event, like flooding and big leaks, you would do well to contact us to take a look at the possible damage to your home.
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