Helpful tips to reduce mould in your home

Steps to reduce mould in your home

  • Look for any areas in your home that are starting to mould. Clean them up thoroughly and dry the area
  • Prevent mould from growing and spreading by identifying areas such as damp carpets, stains in walls, condensation in your windows or any small water leak and repair. Mould can build within a few days.
  • Dry all materials as soon as possible including clothing, carpets, and surfaces where you had a spill.
  • Waterproof any areas of your home that are causing the moisture buildup.
  • Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear flowing water away from the house.
  • Vacuum carpet and clean tiles regularly to remove possible sources of mould growth especially in the bathrooms and basement.
  • Remove clutter from the home especially paper, books, clothes, and pillows that are stored away.
  • Check houseplants for mould along with the soil it’s the perfect breeding ground.
  • Make sure your attic has proper ventilation.
  • Run exhaust fans in Kitchens and bathrooms a few hours in the day especially after showers and cooler days when windows and doors are closed.
  • Increase airflow in your home with open windows, fans and keep furniture away from walls.
  • If mould keeps appearing, run a dehumidifier in your home especially in the basement.
  • Have an infrared inspection on the home to pinpoint any moisture problems that you cannot detect.

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