Humidity is one of the keys to mold growth. Preventing mold can therefore be extra challenging if you live in a humid region, such as southern Los Angeles. To help you avoid mold issues this summer, review the following suggestions from your mold removal team in Orange County.
Invest in a Quality Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers come in numerous types and sizes, including those capable of accommodating large spaces. Since these devices typically include square footage information that tells you how much space in your home they can accommodate, use this information wisely. Depending on the size of your residence, you might need more than one dehumidifier to control the humidity this summer. Once you have the dehumidifiers in place, check them daily. A dehumidifier in a humid basement, for example, typically needs emptying every day.
Use Your Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans provide an inexpensive, efficient way to keep the air circulating in your home. If your home includes these fans, keep them on during summer, especially on extra-hot, humid days. You’ll enjoy a more comfortable residence, in addition to helping prevent mold. Should your home not include these fans, consider having them installed throughout your home, such as in the living room, kitchen, bedrooms, and dining room.
Check the Windows and Doors For Air Leaks
Your home’s doors and windows might cause humidity and mold growth issues without your realization. If any door or window in your home leaks air, humid outdoor air has the opportunity to enter your home and increase the moisture level. To check for such leaks, use the classic incense trick: if smoke from a lit stick “dances” when you hold it up to a potential leak, air is getting through. Weatherstripping and caulk are usually enough to stop these door and window leaks.
If your windows are older and experiencing other problems, such as opening and closing difficulties, it might be time to replace them. New windows are typically well-sealed to keep your home dry, comfortable, and efficient.
For mold inspection, testing, and removal services in Orange County, rely on the experts at Mold Masters.