The Truth About Mold In Your Home

The Truth About Mold In Your Home

Mold is everywhere, even in your home. Although it’s virtually impossible to live without it in the air, too much can create significant problems for you and your family. An infestation anywhere in your house can result in minor annoyances such as sneezing or a runny nose. However, a serious buildup could cause structural damage and/or persistent and dangerous health issues. This means that even a small leak in your plumbing can lead to thousands of dollars in mold damage. For this reason, mold prevention should be high on every homeowner’s priority list.

Although mold can’t be completely eradicated in most circumstances, there are many measures you can take to prevent it from becoming a big enough problem to require mediation. For example, ensuring that your home has proper ventilation and airflow will help keep spores from settling and forming colonies.

If you live in a humid climate, you may want to consider purchasing a dehumidifier to maintain a balance between dry and moist air. Repairing any leaky fixtures and checking underneath your sinks regularly also can help you catch any growth before it becomes a problem.

For more information about how and why you should deal with mold, click the image below to view our infographic.