Common Mistakes That Lead To Mold Problems

12 August 2019
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If you often find that your home has mold, it might be because you are making common household mistakes that will increase the odds that mold grows in your home. This usually has to do with how much moisture you are introducing to your home. If this is the case, you'll want to identify these mistakes and make lifestyle changes so that you don't introduce mold to your home.

Overwatering Houseplants

You might be giving your houseplants too much water. This will increase the humidity in your home and could also be bad for your plants. The soil becomes a breeding ground for mold, and your plants may even develop a problem called "wet feet." This is when excess moisture prevents the plant from drawing nutrients from the soil, potentially killing it. 

Not Repairing Plumbing Leaks Fast Enough

Your home might have a small plumbing leak. For example, you might turn the faucet on and water leaks out of the base of the faucet. You might think that this is a minor problem, but water might be dripping underneath the sink, which could create a harbor for the growth of mold. Fix these leaks before they become a more serious problem.

Not Cleaning Spills or Leaving Wet Towels on the Floor

If you spill something on your carpet, you'll want to remove the spill as soon as possible. You might think that the spill will simply dry, but the moisture will possibly cause mold to grow there. Once mold starts growing in one area, it's more likely to spread and become a more serious problem. Don't leave wet clothes or towels on the floor. This might seem minor, but even moisture from a wet towel can cause mold and mildew to form. 

When mold develops in your home, you'll need to have it removed as soon as possible. Otherwise, you might suffer the health effects of mold. The mold will be unsightly and it may even cause damage to your home. However, there are several mold remediation services that can remove your mold problem efficiently and properly.

Cleaning up the mold yourself can be a mistake because even with the visible mold gone, there will likely be mold that is hidden in your carpeting, walls, attic, basement, or crawlspace. Even in areas where visible mold can develop, you won't see it until the mold problem has become bad enough. 

Contact a company like Pure Maintenance of North Carolina for more information.