If Mold Attacks Your House After a Heavy Rain, What Should Be Done?
- Date: 04-2019
Mold that comes after a heavy rain is not a pretty situation. We have no other option but to clean because if we don’t it can get worse, and we cannot allow that to happen. So how do we deal with mold? Read on to learn about mold remediation and removal.
Mold Spores? What are they?
Mold is not far behind from pollen as the worst allergen trigger. The fact is mold spores are smaller than pollen grains so it’s easier for them to get inside houses and irritate allergies. Spores are airborne and difficult to detect. There are thousands of types of spores. Breathing mold spores is one of the regular causes of an asthma attack for individuals with mold allergies.
Mold can begin almost anywhere moisture is introduced and can grow into a bigger problem. So even the smallest leak under the kitchen sink, if it has no proper ventilation and it is not given attention could really be a spot for molds to grow.
For combating mold growth during the rainy season, here are a few tips.
Clean or Purify the Air
When the air in your home is purifying mold growth is prevented. There are air purifiers that fight bad odor or pollen and there are also air purifiers that are specifically designed to remove and trap molds. These air purifiers have filtration or ultraviolet technology that blocks the mold spores from growing into your home.
Keep Everything Dry
Remember wherever it’s wet or there’s moisture present, molds begin to grow. When it is raining there’s a good chance that the rain or the water could get inside your home. So before the rainy season starts, a good precaution is to find or locate any leaks and patch them. Using caulk to seal the leaks for water pipes, indoor plumbing fixtures, drains, bathtubs and the like is effective. However, weatherstripping is more appropriate for large leaks near windows and doors.
Even if there is no leak it is important that all the areas and places in your home are dry including the bathroom and the kitchen. Do not leave wet towels on the carpets. Avoid leaving damp clothes in the washing machine and do not leave the walls and the floor wet after using the shower.
Let the Air Flow
Excess moisture is more likely to cling to walls, windows and surfaces if there is no good air flow in the house. Moving the furniture away from the walls, opening doors between rooms and letting the fresh air in can help get that stale air moving. Fresh air is very important so always let the air flow.
Here at Green Home Solutions, we take into consideration healthy indoor air quality as a basic need of everyone. Our top priority is the health for our community. Effective mold remediation is what we do since we don’t want our clients inconvenienced, especially by heavy rains. Our skilled staff use treatment methods which are healthier and for reasonable rates! Call us today to learn more!