In a perfect world, mold would never come back. In fact, you might think that because your building is newer or has already had mold remediation performed, you are immune to mold altogether.
Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Mold can keep coming back as long as there is moisture present in your building, regardless of its age. If you have your mold removed without treating the underlying cause, it will continue to return.
How Can You Keep Mold Away?
Keeping mold from returning or even growing in the first place isn’t that complicated, but it does require vigilance. Here are some ways you can keep mold out of your home for good.
- Use a dehumidifier in underground rooms or humid parts of your home.
- Increase airflow around your home and ensure that all areas where you use water are properly ventilated (e.g. bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms).
- Perform routine checks of pipes and water lines to make sure that water isn’t being introduced to your environment via leaks.
- Insulate pipes to make sure they can’t freeze or break during the winter months.
- Make sure that you keep your laundry dry. Move your laundry from the washing machine to a dryer or an outside line quickly to avoid excessive airborne moisture.
- If there are any instances of standing water in your home, make sure you dry them up immediately, clean up the affected area, and eradicate the source of the standing water.
Do you have any questions or concerns about mold prevention in your home or business? Call MoldXpertsNY in New York City. We offer mold advice, consultations, and information about proper moisture control to keep mold out of your home.