Steps You Can Take to Prevent Mold & Mildew Growth

What can you do now to take steps in preventing mold and mildew growth in your home or office environment? A simple answer: Many things!

1.) Good ventilation systems are essential to remove generated moisture, especially in locations that are more prone to creating the two evils of mildew & mold. Ventilation and exhaust fans that push excess moisture outdoors are one such technique. Plus, using mold & mildew resistant caulk in shower stalls, around sinks & bathtubs and other plumbing fixtures are also small steps to prevent the invasion of mold and mildew. See the article How to Address Mold and Mildew Problems for immediate tips to remedy urgent problems in your home.

2.) Larger areas, such as basements and crawl spaces, need more focus with waterproofing products especially on the walls if possible. Room dehumidifiers are also great investments in protecting your overall home or office health environment.3.) While most mold and mildew problems are relatively easy to repair or resolve through increased ventilation and the use of a dehumidifier, mold and mildew can also accumulate behind walls, where moisture has slowly been absorbed or introduced through minuscule cracks or hidden plumbing leaks. A professional mold remediation contractor may be needed to help identify and resolve problems in these spaces.