Beyond vacuuming, cleaning the kitchen, and mowing your lawn, some home maintenance tasks require more immediate attention that, if left unchecked, can cause significant damage to your home.
Here’s what you can do to keep mold out of your home with easy checks to keep your home running smoothly. If you need some additional cleaning supplies, look no further as Mold Off® effortlessly removes mold and mildew from dozens of surfaces.
Tackle mold from leaking pipe problems
Musty smell in your home could be a sign of mold growth caused by water leaks. Leaking water pipes is a somewhat common household problem. The problem can be large or small.
Continuous moisture from even a small leak can cause damage and mold growth in and around your home. Always get a professional plumber to inspect your plumbing to identify any leaks. Once the leaking pipe problem is fixed you can tackle the mold left behind.
Small roof leak can cause extensive moisture and mold problems
It’s always a good idea to have your roof inspected every few years. If you see signs like ceiling water stains or water drops on your walls it is definitely time to call that roofer. Even a seemingly small leak can leave your attic and walls of your home a perfect place for mold to grow.
Fix that leaking roof then eliminate the mold
Small Foundation cracks caused by settling can be an open venue for mold growth
If you notice small cracks in your foundation, or have areas with damp areas on your floors floors or you notice a wet musty smell you may indeed have some moisture due to a foundation problem. Your first step is to bring in a professional to fix the foundation cracks causing the leaks. Then you can undertake the work of eliminating the mold.
Identifying a damp crawl space dry
If you live in an area with high humidity and rain you may have the challenge of a damp or wet crawl space under your home. This wet moist environment is a perfect place for mold to grow. If you notice that musty smell caused by mold or mildew or you have an increase in pests that thrive in damp environments such as cockroaches, silverfish or dust mites you may want to contact a professional to inspect your crawlspace. This is also a great time to take steps to eliminate any mold or mildew.