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Preventing the Growth of Mold Colonies in Your Home in Paris, Texas

mold growing in the walls

Mold spores are ever-present. They are relatively harmless provided that they are not actively circulating in the indoor air. Once these spores get into contact with moisture, they blossom into mold colonies which actively spew out spores that may cause respiratory diseases when inhaled over time. As a homeowner, it is your responsibility to curb the growth of mold.

Here are some best practices that help in keeping mold at bay:

Control Moisture and Precipitation Levels

Since moisture dictates the growth and expansion of mold, controlling this factor will effectively stall mold. Buy a humidity meter in your house and set up your HVAC system to never let it go beyond the 50% level. Get your dryer and any other steam based equipment to vent outside as much as possible to prevent moisture build-up.

Keep Your Home Ventilated

Use exhaust fans to vent hot air outside and to bring fresh air from the outside. Open your windows if your house begins to smell stuffy. By keeping air circulating in your home, precipitation and moisture do not build-up to levels where mold can grow.

Plug Leaks Immediately

If you see water stains in your house, you will need to find the leak immediately or suffer the effects of mold. A wet spot can be a potential growth spot within 24 – 48 hours if not dried immediately. Always plug leaks and immediately dry wet areas with towels and then aerate them with fans.

By actively controlling the climate in your house, you can definitely keep mold from growing and ruining your home and your health. In case you see evidence of mold growth, please call LMS Restoration for advice on its remediation. We also effectively perform water damage remediation, fire and smoke damage remediation, and commercial restoration projects. You can get in touch with us at 903-229-4846 or through any of the forms found in the pages of this site. At LMS Restoration, we respond to any home structural emergency, any time.