Post-Remediation Mold Prevention

Post-Remediation Mold Prevention

September 28, 2020 Lamunyon Mold No Comments

Keep Your Home Mold Free After Remediation

Following your mold remediation, you should feel a sense of relief knowing that your home is free of mold. As long as the moisture source sustaining the mold is no longer a concern, there should be no issue with post-remediation prevention. However, it is always better to be safe than sorry. To ensure that the mold doesn’t creep its way back in somehow, there are a few simple adjustments you can make to your everyday home maintenance.

Post Remediation Prevention

It could be the same area where mold previously was, or a new area of the home altogether. Regardless, you will want to do your best to minimize conditions that could sustain mold growth from your home. This may seem like an intimidating task, but it’s really quite simple if you know where to look. The main thing you will want to do in regards to prevention, is to eliminate excess moisture and humidity from your home.

Areas To Keep A Close Eye On

Besides the area that your remediation took place, there are certain areas of the home that are more susceptible to excess moisture than others. Post-remediation prevention should extend throughout the entirety of the home, not just the remediated area. You wouldn’t want mold popping back up in another spot, prompting yet another costly remediation.

  • Kitchen: While it may seem obvious, it is often overlooked how much excess moisture your kitchen can contain. Between cooking, doing dishes, and anything else that may give off steam, it is pretty much impossible to prevent moisture in the kitchen. You simply need to make sure that your kitchen is adequately ventilated so that the moisture in the air doesn’t become stagnant. Even your refrigerator can potentially attract mold if it is not regularly cleaned and maintained. While cooking or doing dishes, ensure that you have a fan running, or even just crack a window so that moisture has a way to get out of your home.
  • Bathroom: Similarly to the kitchen, it is very difficult to prevent moisture in a bathroom. Showering and bathing produce a lot of steam, which, without an escape route, can become stagnant within your bathroom. Since it is generally a smaller space than other rooms of the home, an open window or a vent fan should suffice to properly ventilate your bathroom. An extra step you can take is to squeegee the inside of your shower and dry it off with another towel to prevent mold, mildew and hard water buildup.
  • Basement: Basements can easily become a breeding ground for mold and moisture issues if not properly maintained. After having a remediation done in your basement, you will want to keep up with moisture prevention so that another issue does not arise. Employing proper ventilation in this area will be a huge help, as basements tend to not be properly ventilated. This is a big part of why basements experience so much excess moisture and humidity. The ideal humidity level for any part of your home is within 35% to 50%. At the recommendation of your mold remediation experts, you may want to employ the use of a dehumidifier.
  • Attic: While they may be completely different areas of the home, attics and basements are not so different. Attics tend to be dank, musty, and prone to excess moisture. Much like basements, attics would do well with a little more ventilation, to get the air circulating. A dehumidifier may benefit this area as well.

As a general statement for all areas, it is best to minimize excess moisture and humidity to the best of your abilities. The ideal humidity level inside any home is between 35% and 50%. If you find that your home experiences a lot of humidity, you may want to employ the use of a dehumidifier to mitigate that before it causes damage to the home.

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