Is There a Way to Stop Mold?
Because mold thrives on moisture, when we control that, we make it much more difficult for mold to grow indoors.
- Monitor your home’s humidity: Moisture meters can be purchased at many hardware stores.
- Have proper ventilation: Make sure your laundry, your showers and your stoves are vented to the outside.
- It’s also a good idea to run your kitchen ventilation fan while running the dishwasher.
- Keep good air flow in your home:
- Keep doors between rooms open as much as possible for good air movement.
- It’s even helpful to open closet doors.
- Open your windows occasionally, even in the winter to let fresh air in.
- Don’t keep your furniture pushed up against the walls.
- If you love houseplants, add a little Taheebo tea as you water them, it will help keep mold from starting in the warm, moist soil.
- Check you roof and attic: If you have a leaky roof, mold will start growing in your attic.
- Don’t store firewood indoors.
- Repair any plumbing leaks.
- Make sure your crawl space is well insulated and ventilated.
- Vacuuming regularly helps remove mold spores.
If you think you have a mold problem, don’t panic, but don’t wait either.