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3 Ways to Fight Mold

January 10, 2017 12:27 am

In addition to being unsightly, mold in your home can create numerous health problems, from breathing issues to skin irritations, fevers and more. Below are some tips for keeping your home mold-free.

Treat topically. Homeowners often have their own mold-murdering solution they prefer. Whether you prefer vinegar, hydrogen peroxide or bleach, clean surfaces monthly to keep mold growth under control. Make sure you research your topical solutions before applying them – bleach to a painted wall can discolor it.

Add ventilation. In addition to removing mold when it pops up, adding ventilation to an under-ventilated space can be key in keeping mold at bay. Your bathroom and basement are prime mold spots, so decide whether or not you should add an extra window to open the space.

Seal spaces. A crack in your basement's foundation may be the culprit of the mold popping up. Have an expert do a walk-through with you to point out problem areas and then plug them up to battle mold even when you're off-duty.

Published with permission from RISMedia.