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Tips on Preventing Mold

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As much as we hate mold, we all know that it is better to prevent it from occurring rather spend a fortune on removing it! Today we are going to explore some methods of preventing mold from growing in our households!

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Mold Prevention Methods

Mold, as you know is a type of fungus that thrives in wet conditions, and once it gets into the household, it is really hard to get out. The most common places to find mold are damp and wet rooms like kitchens, bathrooms and basements.

The toxic black mold type that contains mycotoxins is dangerous to those sensitive to mold. While most of the mold types are not harmful, the Center for Disease Control advices to get rid of every mold type as soon as it appears, but don’t you think it is better to prevent it from growing, rather than endure it?

One of the major conditions that allows mold to grow is humidity and wet surface. So, you need to make sure that you wipe the wet surfaces dry and ventilate the shower room in order to get reed of humidity. Also, there are several products offered online that can lower the humidity levels. It is also recommended to clean the shower more often.

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In general, mold thrives in households that have a lot of escape routes for mold. These escape routes can be dust particles, which are flying around the house. It is also crucial to throw away everything organic that is infected with mold, so that mold spores would not fly around the house.

In some cases it is adviced to use dehumidifiers, which are widely available online. It is also not a very brilliant idea to store damp things, as they accumulate humidity and start to rot. If you happen to encounter mold in your household, it is best to remove it as soon as you see it and prevent its occurrence with the above tips!


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