What Can Be Done to Prevent Mold Buildup in My Home?

Mold can grow just about anywhere inside the home: in the heating and cooling unit, in the ductwork, in insulation, on the walls, on the ceiling, on furniture, and on your clothing. Preventing high humidity levels and immediately drying any wet areas helps to prevent mold buildup in your house.

Bathroom Maintenance Habits That Prevent Mold

Turn the exhaust fan on after showering to remove moisture faster. Wiping down the shower with a towel also helps to prevent mold growth. You should lay towels out flat to dry because when they aren’t spread out, they’re at a higher risk of developing mold. You don’t want mold growing on the towel because the spores can spread to other areas of your house. Mold can grow on shower curtains too, so don’t keep your curtain bunched up when it’s wet. Buy shower curtains that dry fast and are easy to clean.

Check Your Home’s Humidity Level

The humidity level in your house should be between 30% and 60% If your home’s humidity is higher than this, you’ll need a dehumidifier to help prevent mold growth. Air that’s too dry is also problematic for your household and your health, albeit for different reasons than excess humidity. Use a humidifier to increase humidity to a healthy level.

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Don’t Leave Wet Clothes in the Washing Machine

Mold can grow in your washing machine, too. If you don’t immediately take your clothes out of the washing machine, they’ll quickly begin growing mold. Wet spaces without good ventilation are breeding grounds for mold no matter where they’re located, including the washing machine.

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