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3 Tips on Preventing Mold in Your Rental Home

11/30/2018 (Permalink)

Why SERVPRO 3 Tips on Preventing Mold in Your Rental Home Mold growing behind the drywall after a pipe break in Biltmore,NC

Mold Prevention

It’s important that your rental home is comfortable and safe, but mold in your home in Biltmore,NC, can affect both the appearance of your home as well as the safety of the home. However, prioritizing mold prevention can help you keep mold from growing in your home.

1. Identify Likely Causes

Even if there are not currently signs of mold growth in your rental home, it can be helpful to be aware of where mold would most likely grow. For example, basements and bathrooms are likely to have mold due to higher levels of humidity. Pipe breaks can also result in water damage, which causes mold to grow quickly. In order to prevent mold, it’s also often helpful to make sure all appliances in your rental home are working properly and fix any leaks as soon as possible.

2. Eliminate Moisture

Mold grows wherever there is moisture and eliminating moisture in your home is often an important step in mold prevention. In areas near water, like kitchens, bathrooms or basements, make sure to remove water from any spills or leaks. Fans can also help to increase the airflow and keep the environment drier. In particularly humid climates, it may help to use a dehumidifier in your rental home.

3. Lower the Heat

Though you may not think about the temperature in your home affecting mold, mold tends to grow in warm environments. If you are able to lower the heat in your home, this can often help to decrease the humidity in your home. However, in your pursuit to prevent mold, you generally don’t want to turn off the heat entirely as this could decrease the airflow and make it easier for mold to grow.

Mold prevention can help you keep your rental home looking its best while also keeping the home safe, ultimately saving you the stress, money and time of having to remove mold. If your rental home is affected by mold, however, many people find it helpful to work with mold remediation professionals.

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