It is common knowledge that mold needs moisture to thrive. The warmer the months, the better for mold! Therefore, it becomes important to maintain a moisture-free home during warmer months. As summer is approaching in Boston, there will be a high chance of mold affecting your house. June is the official month of the start of the summer season. To combat mole you need to start taking care of your house now. 

Why prevent mold growth?

Mold growth not only damages property but is also a health concern. Mold releases spores into the air which if inhaled by humans can cause respiratory issues or trigger allergies and asthma. It can also cause rashes and bumps on sensitive skin, runny nose, watery eyes, sneezing, and coughing, and can also lead to cold and flu in severe cases. 

How to prevent mold growth?

When it comes to mold growth, prevention is always better than cure. So here are a few things you can do to prevent mold growth in your home;

  • Eliminate Moisture

Eliminating moisture is the primary thing one can do to prevent mold growth. Regarding moisture, kitchens and bathrooms need to be kept in check. Make sure you keep your bathroom clean and dry after every use. Use a squeegee after you take a shower and don’t forget to ventilate the bathroom for half an hour or so. The same goes for the kitchen. Make sure your slab is clean and dry after every use. If you don’t have a chimney, open all the windows and doors while cooking. A dry environment reduces the chance of mold growth significantly

Other than eliminating moisture there are a few things that one can do to prevent mold growth:

If it’s too late and the mold has taken over, you need to contact a mold removal professional service immediately. One such expert is RidAway. It’s EPA-approved, industry-licensed, and state-certified, guarantees 100% mold removal, and uses industry-grade technology. 

If you clean up mold without stopping the water intrusion that’s causing it to grow, the mold will almost certainly come back. That’s why RidAway takes extra precautions to ensure mold gets out and stays out. We’ll find out how moisture is getting into your home so that we can take the necessary steps to stop it, keeping your home dry and preventing future mold and mildew growth. 

If moisture intrusion has caused water damage in addition to mold growth, you can count on us for expert water restoration services as well, allowing you to keep your home clean, safe, and healthy with help from one expert team.