Preventing Mold Growth Grand Junction
Preventing Mold Growth Grand Junction
Over the past couple of months, we’ve been giving you some good prevention tips about stopping things like fire or water damage before they ever happen (if you’re interested in learning how to prevent fire damage, be sure to check out our article about it here). At Delta Restoration Services, one of our biggest goals is making sure that you have peace of mind during uncertain times. And part of helping you keep your peace of mind is making sure that you never lose it in the first place. That’s why today we’re going to talk about preventing mold growth in Grand Junction. No one ever wants to deal with a mold problem—it’s gross, dirty, and most important of all, dangerous for you and your family. The best way to keep mold from harming you or your family is to prevent it from ever growing in the first place.
Drying Wet Areas to Prevent Mold Growth
One of the ways that you can prevent mold growth is by drying wet areas immediately. Mold grows easily in dark, damp areas, so if you know that an area of your home is wet, you should make sure to thoroughly dry it. Otherwise, that wet area is a perfect growing spot for mold colonies. Drying wet areas doesn’t just mean drying your carpets, though. Simple steps like airing out your bathroom after a shower can help prevent mold from growing. Even taking wet clothes out of your washing machine can be a good way of preventing mold growth. And if there’s heavy rain and you get some water seepage in your basement, make sure to dry it immediately. Basements are notorious growing spots for mold, so make sure to dry up all the water you find and ensure that your home is properly ventilated.
While we’re talking about preventing mold growth, Grand Junction is an area that’s prone to it, even though we live in a relatively dry area. Unfortunately, mold grows everywhere, no matter how dry the area you live in. Even the smallest amount of moisture can cause mold growth. That’s why making sure your home is properly ventilated is so incredibly important. Even steam from cooking can cause moisture that can start a mold colony if your house isn’t well ventilated. Though Grand Junction isn’t terribly humid, if you have issues with home ventilation, consider getting a dehumidifier to make sure that you can take care of moisture quickly and effectively.
Cleaning Your Gutters to Prevent Mold Growth in Grand Junction
Another simple chore you can do that can help in preventing mold and even in preventing water damage is cleaning your gutters. It may not be the most fun task there is, but it’s a lot more fun than having to try to remove mold from your attic or walls. The problem is that backed-up gutters can collect water. And when this water seeps into your roof or walls, it can encourage mold growth. It’s a good idea to go around your house after a storm to make sure that there’s no damage to your roof or gutters. If there is damage, it’s a good idea to make repairs as needed. And check out the inside of your home, too. If you see wet spots on your walls, you should take care of them immediately to prevent mold growth.
Preventing mold growth, in Grand Junction and elsewhere, goes hand in hand with preventing water damage. Cleaning your gutters is one good way of preventing water damage, which then prevents mold growth. Remembering to disconnect your hoses is another. Especially as the weather gets colder, you should always disconnect your hoses after use. If the water in your hose freezes while it's connected, it can cause your pipes to back up or burst. When that happens, your house can flood. And when your house floods, it generates a lot of moisture that encourages mold growth. So instead of trying to deal with both mold and water damage, it’s much easier to just disconnect your hoses. If you want to learn a few more ways you can prevent water damage, we recommend looking at our article about it here.
Fixing Leaks and Making Routine Inspections
You should also fix any leaks you find around the house right away. Whether you have a leaky faucet, a leaky shower, or a leaky roof, it’s important that you get it fixed. Any of these can lead to mold growth if you’re not careful. Performing routine inspections around your house is a great way to find out if you have leaky pipes or appliances. And be sure to check in the cabinets under your sinks, too. They’re often dark and damp and give mold the perfect conditions for growth. And people constantly forget to even check them, too. Taking the time to look for potential areas of mold growth and drying wet areas is a great way that you can protect both your home and your family. If you’re interested in learning more ways you can prevent mold growth, check out this article here.
Of course, it won’t always be possible to prevent mold growth. Even if you follow the tips we’ve given you, mold can find a way to grow. Things happen; we get it. That’s why we offer professional mold testing and removal services. When a job is too big or you don’t know what type of mold you’re working with, we can help. Mold is never something you want to handle on your own because it’s so hard to tell what kind and how dangerous it is. So get in touch with us. Our professional testing can discover mold in your home that you didn’t even know was there in the first place. Whether you’ve stumbled upon mold or want to know if you have any, give us a call at (970) 964-6141. We’re always happy to hear from you.
*This post was written by Third Loft Marketing.