We have all grown up with the annual phrase, “April Showers Brings May Flowers.” And it is so true! But sometimes, the rainy season doesn’t stop in April, and instead, continues throughout the entire year. Rain is certainly good for the environment, however, there is a downside to all the moisture caused by this much precipitation, which is the potential for mold and mildew growth. In the wintertime, the likelihood of mold growth is higher since snow and ice add to the total amount of precipitation. For home and property owners, basements, crawl spaces, attics, air ducts, and even HVAC systems are primary targets because they harness the perfect dark and wet environment that mold thrives on.
Managing Mold and Mildew Outbreaks
It is vital to do what you can to prevent mold and mildew growth in your home. It is equally important to remediate areas of your home that have mold and mildew damage, such as drywall, ceilings, fur downs, inlays, and more. Fortunately, you can easily protect your property from mold and mildew outbreaks, as well as, manage them if they occurs. Continue reading to learn how to keep your home or property protected from mold and mildew, and what to do if your home has experienced structural damages as a result of an outbreak.
Tips for Preventing Mold and Mildew Growth Indoors:
☑ Re-caulk weather-stripping on doors and windows to lock in conditioned air.
☑ Eliminate leaves and debris from downspouts and gutters to support proper drainage.
☑ Leave one inch of space between furniture and walls to promote increased air circulation.
☑ Ensure that downspouts are facing downwards and slope away from the property.
☑ Maintain indoor humidity levels between 30% and 50%.
☑ Check for water stains on walls and ceilings (contact a professional if present).
☑ Check for condensation or moisture build-up on windows.
☑ Contact a licensed Indianapolis ☑ drywall repair company for affordable and professional drywall replacement services following mold remediation.