Have you ever been in the shower washing your hair or shaving your legs, when you look up and are shocked to see black mold growing on your ceiling? You are not the first one who’s been there and you won’t be the last. Mold can grow easily and fast on almost any surface if it has enough food sources and a nice damp place to land on. So if you’re wondering how this could have happened to you, here are some daily habits that you can do to prevent mold damage from coming into your home ever again.
Squeegee The Shower
One of the last things you are going to want to do when you are in a rush to get out the door is wipe down the shower after you get yourself clean. However, if you don’t do this, mold can grow in your shower. You should also clean your shower once every week or two with a cleanser and a sponge. There is a lot of soap scum and dead skin in the shower that mold would love to feast on if it is left to do so.
Ventilate The Bathroom
Another thing you should do whenever you take a shower is run the fan. The moisture from the shower will swirl around in the air and land all over the bathroom, leaving mold a little head start for its growth. If you don’t have a bathroom fan, consider having one installed, or buy a dehumidifier. Or you can shower with the door open to help spread the moisture out a little more. It is important to not have any excess moisture in the bathroom.
Dehumidify The Basement
If you have an underground basement, it is pretty likely that it is damp and dark, which mold loves. So if you don’t want it to make up a permanent residence in your house, then you need to get a dehumidifier or find a way to ventilate better. Dehumidifiers come in all shapes, sizes, and price ranges. You will need to remember to empty it from time to time, but most of them just work automatically and you don’t need to worry about them after adjusting the settings.
Clean Up Spills
Spills happen occasionally around the house, and they happen daily if you have small children. One of the most important things you can do to avoid mold growth in your flooring is to clean up spills right away. Even if you have wood flooring, the moisture can get trapped between and underneath the planks and can cause mold growth without you even seeing it. So make sure you clean spills thoroughly and use a fan to dry them out. If it was a major leak, make sure you call Certi-Dry right away to clean it up and avoid mold damage.
Mold can be a huge pain to deal with and hazardous to your health. So make sure you have a professional in Madison take a look at your mold damage before you attempt to clean it yourself. Get mold damage taken care of when you see it, but do the above things to avoid having it in your home at all. Certi-Dry is qualified to clean and remove all levels of mold.