Helpful tips for preventing mold growth in your home

Helpful tips for preventing mold growth in your home

Mold is part of the natural environment, it has been around long before us humans, and it’s a fundamental piece in the ecosystem. As part of the fungus kingdom, molds are responsible for controlling environments by decomposing dead animals, leaves and trees, and other organic material. 

 

Mold grows by spreading tiny reproductive spores that easily travel through the air and land into humid areas and dead matter. It’s impossible to control these spores from entering our houses, and they don’t represent a problem for health, as long as humidity levels are controlled. 

 

There are over 100.000 types of mold: some of these are dangerous, others toxic, and there’s a percentage of these types of mold that have been proven to pose negative health effects on humans exposed to them. Mold produces allergens that may be toxic for people with a compromised immune system and people with respiratory health conditions, like asthma or allergies. 

 

Bio-One of Poway, a micro-certified mold inspection and remediation company, understands the dangers associated with mold exposure, and our specialists are trained to properly restore areas from mold damage. Whether it’s in your kitchen, bathroom, basement, garage, or indoor spaces, mold should be cleaned by professionals to guarantee that spores will not cause mold to grow in the future. Controlling humidity and moisture levels is the most effective remedy against mold growing indoors.

Tips for controlling mold growth in your kitchen area

  • Check inside kitchen cabinets and under the sink for water leaks and broken pipes. Mold requires only two things for growing and dissemination: water and organic matter. Promptly fix any water-related damage to prevent mold from growing inside the kitchen cabinets and drawers. Mold consumes the surface where it’s growing. You want to prevent mold in your kitchen by fixing these issues quickly.

 

  • Regularly clean your fridge and other food storage areas. Mold will grow on spoiled food and food left out in the open. Not only will this attract mold but will also create rodent and pest infestations. 

 

If you’re dealing with mold in your kitchen, you want to clean it up as quickly as possible. Check EPA’s guidelines on how to properly clean up mold. If this is too stressful, or overwhelming, don’t hesitate to give Bio-One of Poway a call. We are always ready to help you.

 

Tips for controlling mold in your bathroom

  • Control dampness in your bathroom. Installing a bath exhaust fan in your bathroom is the best way to control dampness and humidity in that area. The size of your bathroom will determine which model is the most adequate. If you have a bath exhaust fan but mold keeps growing in your walls, tile grouts, and caulk, contact your contractor and have them revise and fix it, if necessary. 

 

  • Avoid leaving wet towels and damp carpets in the bathroom. Mold spores will land on the most humid areas of the house. Hang your towel in a ventilated area, and avoid damp carpets at all costs. Take them outside and wash them regularly. 

 

  • Keep your bathroom clean. It might sound obvious, but maintaining optimal hygiene levels in your bathroom will prevent mold from growing. At the end of the day, mold is a fungus, and it will thrive in poorly ventilated, unsanitized areas. 

 

If you keep dealing with mold in your bathroom, it is best to hire a specialist to inspect the rooms and check the humidity levels in your house. If there is any damage due to water leaks or broken pipes, Bio-One of Poway can help you

 

Tips for controlling mold in your basement 

  • Look for possible water damage. Mold will grow in places with high levels of humidity and dampness. Promptly fix water leaks from HVAC systems, laundry areas, plumbing, and also seal any gaps where water may slip through. 

  • Check your house foundations. Mold in the basement is a result of moisture and water damage. If your house foundations are showing signs of mold damage, be prompt in hiring a contractor to fix those issues right away.
Bio-One crews are available 24/7 and provide mold remediation services and other cleanup services for properties such as residential homes, vehicles, communities, and businesses.

Bio-One - Micro Certified Mold Inspection and Remediation Contractors

 

If you’re dealing with mold in your kitchen, bathroom, basement, or garage, you want to hire a company that helps you not only clean up mold from these areas but also provide you with insights on what the cause of mold damage might be and how to prevent it in the future. Bio-One of Poway’s certified technicians are prepared to help you clean up mold from your house or property.

 

Our technicians are trained to look inside the most complex areas where mold may be hidden. We take care of discarding items and tearing down areas that may be irreversibly damaged by mold. Sometimes, mold remediation entails home restoration and repairs, it will depend on the level of mold damage. Bio-One of Poway works with constructors and third-party companies to provide you with the most efficient and complete job possible. 

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Bio-One is always prepared to remedy situations that arise from unexpected events such as death, traumatic injury, and hazardous situations. As the #1 specialist in disinfection, sanitation, and decontamination in San Diego County, we offer Industry-leading cleaning and remediation services in:

 

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Bio-One of Poway’s certified technicians use sophisticated chemicals and equipment to remove substances and odors that can linger for an extended period of time, causing emotional distress and diminishing the value of a property.

 

We proudly serve the following San Diego County, CA cities and surrounding communities: Cardiff, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, Mount Laguna, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach.

 

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Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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