How to Prevent Mold

Mold can be a major issue in your home. If not properly prevented and removed, mold can build up. This mold can be toxic to breathe in and lead to health problems. Mold can occur in nearly any home. While homes near bodies of water are at risk, any home where condensation builds up is at risk.

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In this video, you will learn how to prevent mold.

The first step is to see if you have any pre-existing mold. Common places are your kitchen, attic, basement, and the perimeter of your house. If you find mold or suspect that there is mold, be sure to call a mold inspector.

The next tip is to invest in a ER or HRV. These systems will help better ventilate your home. This will lead to cleaner air.

It is also a good idea to remove old carpets. Carpets are very good at trapping moisture. This can lead to mold growing in your carpets. If your carper gets wet, be sure to replace the carpet as soon as possible.

Lastly, you may want to consider buying a dehumidifier. These machines take the moisture out of the air and condense it into water. This water is then dripped into a bucket that you will empty periodically.