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

January 10, 2020

Made up of tiny, almost invisible spores, mold is difficult to see at first, but it can become a huge problem. If allowed to grow unchecked, mold can damage your personal belongings and make you sick. Fortunately, most types of mold growth are very easy to prevent. Here are a few tips that will help you avoid having mold buildup in your home.

Fight Moisture

One of the key ingredients for mold growth is moisture, so keeping your home dry can stop mold in its tracks. Pay attention to any leaking pipes or flooded landscapes, and regularly inspect roof gutters to prevent leaks. Homeowners also need to ensure that their homes are properly ventilated. Some damper climates (such as that in the Seattle and Lynnwood area) can benefit from the installation of dehumidifiers.

Take Care of Your HVAC Systems

At Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer heater and air conditioner maintenance services that can help fight mold. Regularly cleaning ducts, switching filters, and removing clogs will keep moisture from building up and allowing mold to flourish inside your equipment.

Use Mold-Proof Materials

Whenever possible, select home materials that resist mold. People building or renovating homes can select paints, drywall, and flooring that inhibit mold. Pieces of furniture made of solid hardwood, glass, metal, or plastic are also better choices in mold-prone environments.

Set Your Thermostat at the Right Temperature

Your HVAC system is one of the first lines of defense against mold. It helps to keep the air moving and reduce humidity inside, ensuring your home does not provide the right environment for mold growth. The experts recommend you never set your thermostat above 80 degrees, even if you are not at home, to keep mold from growing.

Brennan Heating & Air Conditioning is here to improve your air quality so you do not have to worry about mold. Our trained technicians are highly qualified to assist you with any installations, repairs, or maintenance for your HVAC system. We also help with some plumbing and electrical services, too. Find out more about what we have to offer by calling now.

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