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The 10 Best Tips for Mould Prevention (From the Mould Remediation Experts)

Mould exposure can cause various health problems ranging from minor irritations to allergic reactions and even serious lung infections. Mould thrives in moist areas. Therefore, to prevent mould growth, the moisture levels must be controlled. We put together a list of mould prevention tips:

  1. 1. Repairing leaks in the walls, roof, gutters and plumbing pipes as soon as possible, to reduce moisture. Ceilings and walls need to be inspected regularly for water stains.
  2. 2. Keeping indoor humidity at 30-50% by using a dehumidifier, air conditioner or by opening windows and doors. Humidity levels should be checked at least twice a day.
  3. 3. Preventing condensation by reducing humidity and adjusting the thermostat.
  4. 4. Ventilating appliances that generate moisture (cooking stove, shower, dryer, etc.) using exhaust fans.
  5. 5. Having the HVAC system inspected annually by a certified professional. Making sure the HVAC drip pans are clean and flow properly.
  6. 6. After a flood, all wet areas must be cleaned and dried within 48-72 hours by a professional water damage specialist.
  7. 7. To prevent mould growth on indoor plant soil, a small quantity of Taheebo tea can be added to the water given to the plants.
  8. 8. Using mould-resistant paint, drywall and sheetrock to prevent moisture absorption in the walls.
  9. 9. Sloping the ground surrounding a home away from the house foundation to keep water at bay. Drainage should be provided, to direct water away from the home.
  10. 10. Cleaning gutters. Water flow from downspouts must be directed away from foundation.

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