Summer thunderstorms mean heavy rains, which also means water can gather in your basement and crawl spaces. As water pools in these areas, the warm temperatures outside make them into the perfect breeding ground for mold. Mold in of itself isn't necessarily a cause for panic, as not all mold is dangerous. What does pose a problem is the kind of mold it is, and how much is growing in your house. It's especially difficult to deal with considering mold cannot be easily seen or smelled.
Here are some helpful tips in preventing mold from growing in your home this summer:
- Fix any water leaks in your home. Make sure your plumbing and drainage systems are all working at their best, in order to flush out excess water from building up on the property. Check pipes, roofs and ventilation systems.
- Seal air leaks. Moist air can flow into your house from outside, prompting growth of mold and mildew spores.
- Vacuum regularly. Occasional vacuuming, dusting and sweeping can kill a lot of surface mold and prevent it from spreading and settling elsewhere.
One of the most important things you can do to keep your home mold free this summer is to install a dehumidifier. At Todays Concept, we offer mini dehumidifiers like the Eva-Dry EDV300, which is specially designed for use in smaller areas, like bathrooms and closets, and can remove the dampness from hard-to-get-to places that can serve as ideal habitats for mold. To learn more about the Eva-Dry EDV300 and other dehumidifiers we offer to combat mold, visit the online store at Todays Concept.