Mold Inspection

How to Stop Mold Growth in Your Home?

At Guardian Angel Inspections, we are committed to keeping you safe. One of the biggest threats to homes is mold. And where there’s mold, there’s also a risk of illness. 

Fortunately, you can take steps to stop mold growth in your home. Below, you will find essential tips to combating the development, growth, and spreading of mold. If you still have questions or concerns, we invite you to give us a call to schedule a mold inspection.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that grows in places with high levels of moisture. You may have seen it before growing on food, damp carpets, or in the bathroom. Although these are some of the more common places where mold grows, you can find it anywhere that has the right conditions.

Moreover, mold can be quite harmful to you and your loved ones, which is why it’s so important to take preventive steps to put a stop to its growth. The sooner you act, the less likely mold is to grow in your home.

How Mold Develops

Mold growth in a home can have a significant impact on your health. Mold is an organism that thrives off of moisture and carbon-based materials. Some sources of moisture are natural, like when it rains or when you water plants. 

Other sources are unnatural, like when a pipe bursts and water seeps into your basement. It’s this sudden and unexpected presence of moisture that makes for prime mold conditions. 

Mold needs at least 55% humidity to grow. So if your home was recently exposed to higher-than-normal humidity levels, you should contact Guardian Angel Inspections right away to have a mold inspection conducted.

Take Preventive Action Early On

Mold can be a problem if it’s allowed to grow, so it’s important to take precautions to prevent it from developing and spreading. 

Keeping humidity levels low in your home is key. Mold feeds on damp surfaces, so make sure that there is always a good airflow and use dehumidifiers when necessary. Keep up with any leaks and fix them right away, as they will only get worse and feed the mold growth. 

When you paint a room in your home, add a mold inhibitor first; this will help protect the drywall from mold damage. And if there is mold present on an area that you intend to paint, always be sure to kill the mold before painting. You might try using products like bleach or vinegar to achieve this. 

Finally, schedule a mold inspection from time to time to ensure that your home has no hidden threats. At Guardian Angel Inspections, we specialize in all types of essential inspections for homes. Our experts conduct comprehensive inspections upon your request and will identify the presence of mold if there is any in your home.

How to Prevent Mold Growth in Your Home

Mold growth in your home is not only unpleasant to look at, but it’s also a health and safety hazard. Mold can cause respiratory distress and other health problems. This is especially problematic for anyone suffering from asthma or other respiratory conditions.

Therefore, you should take steps to actively prevent mold growth in your home. Follow these steps to get a start on your mold prevention:

Keep Humidity Levels Low: High humidity will encourage mold growth. If the air is too humid, invest in a dehumidifier or air conditioner to regulate the climate of your home.

Make Sure Your Home Has Free-Flowing Air: If your home is too restrictive for good circulation (which is important if you want to eradicate mold), you could see mold growth. Consider trying things like opening windows and removing screens so that the fresh air can flow freely into your house.

Fix Leaks Right Away: Leaks can become a major source of unwanted moisture in homes, so take care of any leaks as soon as possible to avoid an infestation of mold from growing in your walls or ceiling space. 

The best way to check for leaks? Give us a call at Guardian Angel Inspections, and let us examine your residence for signs of leaks. Our contractors know what to look for and get check places that are normally difficult or impossible to access.

Use Mold Inhibitors before Painting: Mold inhibitors help protect surfaces from getting damp and are essential in many homes before painting. This ensures that your walls are less sensitive to moisture exposure and thus won’t develop mold.

Use Mold-Killing Products in the Bathroom: The bathroom is a place that typically sees more water than any other area of your home. From the running water of the sink, tub, and shower to the high humidity levels that accompany daily bathing, your bathroom is prime real estate for mold growth. 

Using safe but effective mold-killing products to clean your bathroom will go a long way in preventing the development of mold.

Don’t Delay – Schedule Your Mold Inspection Today

Guardian Angel Inspections proudly serves residents and business owners in Palm Beach County. If you believe your property could be at risk of mold growth, we encourage you to give us a call right away. The sooner we can inspect your home or office, the sooner you can take action in your fight against mold.

To schedule a complete professional mold inspection, call us today at (561) 512-7854. Our contractors will assist you in keeping your property safe and free of harmful mold.

The information in this blog post is for reference only and not legal advice. As such, you should not decide whether to contact a lawyer based on the information in this blog post. Moreover, there is no lawyer-client relationship resulting from this blog post, nor should any such relationship be implied. If you need legal counsel, please consult a lawyer licensed to practice in your jurisdiction.