How Can I Benefit the Economy & Prevent Mold Growth?
There are so many ways to prevent mold in your home and your business. What about mold prevention that benefits the economy?
Taking care of the economy is a responsibility all of us carry; why not prevent mold and benefit the economy at the same time?
Here are a few economical changes that YOU can make, to prevent the growth of mold in your home :
- Ventilate with hosing and exhaust fans:
Moisture from appliances needs to be properly directed to the outdoors, including clothes dryers and oven exhaust fans. Old ventilation should be checked regularly to ensure there are no leaks allowing moisture to remain trapped indoors.
Installing exhaust fans in the bathroom, kitchen, or laundry room is an quick and efficient way to eliminate excess moisture from any room. This is especially important in rooms without windows.
- Install appropriate drainage:
All appliances and fixtures that use plumbing will need to be checked for appropriate drainage, including the dishwasher, toilets, sinks, and washing machines. In the absence of reliable drainage, hosing will need to be installed to keep the moisture out of the air and draining properly.
Appropriate drainage also needs to be installed on gutters as well, as an overgrowth of outdoor mold can mean problems indoors.
- Replace outdated HVAC systems:
Old HVAC systems may have leakages and dirty or wet drip pans. They may be beyond a little repair and replacing outdated systems will more efficiently heat and cool your home, as well as reduce the allergens and mold spores that are introduced into your home.
By doing a thorough check of the HVAC system, homeowners can prepare for a humid summer (and increase in mold) by replacing that inefficient system with a clean and moisture-free one.
- Keep landscaping tidy and properly graded:
Mold spores that develop into unsightly mold come from the outdoors. By keeping landscaping in order, homeowners can greatly reduce the mold growing outside there home, which in turns greatly decreases the mold spores that reach the indoors.
Cleaning out gutters, properly grading the land, and checking regularly for proper drainage of water will reduce the chances of outdoor mold, as well as water problems on the foundation or roof, which can lead to indoor mold.
Further Recommended Reading :
Joslyn from the Moldblogger Team