Molds thrive well in building with damp or humid conditions. They can grow on walls, cracks and crevices, unexposed regions hidden behind household items and materials. When you encounter a musty smell then it is clear evidence that shows that mold is present in your residence. Molds can develop on carpets, cellulose insulation, wallpaper, drywall, ceiling tiles wood along with other household items.
Mold can lead to development of health conditions ranging from mild to severe. They include:
1. Breathing difficulties.
2. Increased asthma.
3. Increased allergies.
4. Rampant headaches.
5. Congestion, runny nose and cough.
6. Nose, eye and throat irritation.
The following guidelines will help you eradicate molds in your home.
1. Inspect the humidifiers, dehumidifiers, air conditioners and air filters; ensure that there are no molds that are collected.
2. Maintain your eaves-troughs in your home in a good condition, thus ensuring that water is well drained hence preventing accumulation on your foundation wall that may encourage mold growth.
3. Ensure that your home in well cleaned and free from dust.
4. Ensure that your house is well ventilated. A well ventilated home will remove moisture from the house thus discouraging mold growth on your walls.
5. Keep exhaust fans running when taking a shower, cooking and doing your laundry.
6. Check the level of humidity in you residence using a hygrometer, utilize your DE-humidifier to maintain proper humidity level (ensure that the relative humidity is at 50% during the summer and below 30% during the winter.)
7. Repair leaking roofs and walls.
8. Clean moldy surfaces using a detergent.
9. Reduce the number pets, fish tanks and indoor plants in your residence; they can elevate humidity levels.
If you encounter a moldy surface, smell a musty odor, it is prudent to contact a mold removal professional. If you experience deteriorated air quality in you residence or want to reduce humidity, getting assistance from air quality and dustless air conditioning professional is important.