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Top Tips for Controlling Mold in Your Rochester, MN Home

reduce mold growth in your home. Throughout the house

  • Use dehumidifiers and air conditioners.
  • Try to keep the indoor humidity level below 60%.
  • It is crucial to keep your house warm in cool weather because when the temperature goes down, the air holds less moisture and condenses on cold surfaces. This can encourage mold growth.
  • Make sure you have enough insulation to decrease condensation.
  • Always dry any wet areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
  • Fix any leaks, and try to have the ground surrounding your home slope away.
  • Have the proper sized heating or cooling system for your home.
  • It is a good idea to open all doors between rooms to increase circulation, which carries heat to cold surfaces.
  • Increase air circulation by using fans regularly, and keep furniture away from wall
 In the kitchen  It is a good idea to check for leaks around the kitchen sink, refrigerator ice maker, and other sources of water.  In the basement
  • Crawl spaces should always be well ventilated.
  • Instead of wall to wall carpeting in the basement, try painting the concrete or using rugs.
  • Always check your basement floor for leaks, and repair immediately.
  • Gutters should always be working properly, and facing away from the house.
 In the laundry room
  • Make sure the clothes dryer is properly vented to the outside.
  • The vent should always be clear of obstructions, such as lint or dirt. Clean the duct once a year.
  • Avoid leaving wet or damp clothes in a laundry basket.
In the bathroom
  • Avoid leaving any wet or damp towels on the floor.
  • Use exhaust fans to remove any moisture to the outside.
  • Avoid wall-to-wall carpeting; use rugs that can be easily washed.
  • Repair any leaks you might have around tubs, sinks, or toilets.
  • When weather permits, open a window when showering.
Following these simple tips could save you from dealing with a devastating mold problem in your home. If you cannot avoid mold growth in your Rochester, MN home, ServiceMaster of Rochester is available and willing to provide mold remediation services. Contact us today at 507-282-5747 for more information.]]>