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How To Prevent Mold in Your Home

9/22/2019 (Permalink)

Drywall and subfloor removed from a bathroom wall due to a water leak and mold was found inside walls Bathroom mold damage in Urban Reserve, TX

Mold and water damage can be a time consuming problem in Urban Reserve, TX, so it's best to prevent it before it happens. To control the mold, all you need to do is control the water in your home. As long as it's all going where it's supposed to, you shouldn't ever have a problem!

Problem Areas

In a typical household there are areas that are most commonly found to harbor mold growth. That is because they are rooms of your house that run a lot of water through them, making them more likely places for leaks and accumulating water. These places can also get humid, so be sure to ventilate them well. They include:

  • bathrooms
  • kitchen
  • HVAC system
  • laundry room

Plumbing

Obviously, your plumbing is the culprit behind a lot of potential leakage and water damage. Backed up drains and sewage floods can also be a concern. Look out for even the smallest drip and check under your sinks often. You can also check your ceilings for dripping water that could indicate a pipe leak above. Beware if you notice leaks under your toilet or in shower when you flush.

Outside Leaks

The outside coming in can be another source of water damage. A leaky roof or window can cause big problems later. Even the smallest drip can accumulate over time. Make sure any problems are addressed as soon as you notice them in order to prioritize mold prevention. To keep your house dry and free of humidity you should also make sure your attic and basement are properly sealed and insulated.
Water damage is a huge source of mold growth, so if you take care of it as soon as possible you shouldn't ever see an outbreak. If you do manage to find a mold problem, it is recommended that you call mold remediation specialists so that you do not inadvertently make it worse.

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