Mold tips for your home

Mold 101 in Greater Birmingham, Alabama

While mold thrives on moisture, it can be prevented if you choose the right treatment for your home. When you find traces of mold, it is important to eliminate it at the source rather than merely clean it. This will prevent it from coming back and 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 the air. Mold growth must be prevented 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.

The challenge of stopping mold growth is greater in completed basements because there are areas behind the drywall that are completely dark, and any mold that is 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 in your home because moisture that can find its way into your crawl space and basement.

Whether mold surfaces because of a leaky pipe, faulty water heater or high humidity, take care of the issue immediately before it spreads. There are various waterproofing solutions available that can help you, from waterproofing sealants to buying a sump pump.

Can I Get Rid of Mold?

Unfortunately, it is impossible to eliminate all 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.

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