Residential sheds offer a variety of applications. You might use yours to house garden tools and lawn care equipment, or as a storage space for holiday decorations. Perhaps it is a ‘she shed’ or ‘man cave.’ No matter why your property features a shed, keeping it mold-free is imperative. Most sheds are not well-ventilated and can require mold removal services from your Orange County experts without preventative measures. The following tips help you keep the enclosure fungus-free.
Add a Dehumidifier
Make a dehumidifier a permanent part of your shed if it features electrical hookups. Depending on the size of the space, it is unlikely you will need a large dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air. Empty the dehumidifier regularly as per manufacturer recommendations to keep it functional–use the water in your gardens, bird bath, or lawn. If your shed does not feature electrical hookups, opt for non-motorized dehumidifying products, such as those made with silica or charcoal.
Consider Window Installations
Mull over window installations if your shed is currently glass and screen-free. Windows create pleasant cross breezes that increase air circulation and therefore inhibit mold growth. The installations also allow sunlight into your shed to further retard mold formations. Sunlight is a natural mold killer.
Ensure Equipment & Tools Are Dry Before Storing Them
Never place wet tools, equipment, or other damp items in your shed, especially if it does not feature windows. Dampness in a dark space makes it easy for mold to grow, such as on the wooden parts of tools. Mold breaks down organic matter in nature, and does the same thing with organic materials on residential and commercial properties. Leave equipment and tools to dry in the sun if you do not have time to wipe them down, then put them away when they are droplet-free.
Install a UV Light
Purchase a UV light for your shed that destroys mold spores and harmful bacteria. The enclosure’s indoor air quality improves significantly as a result, especially when it is excessively humid out and the chance of mold growth is high. If your shed has a mold infestation despite your best efforts, schedule mold removal for your Long Beach property.