Mold spores are found everywhere in the environment, and travel easily for outdoors to indoors. These spores do not become a problem until they find a water source. Once they find a water source whether it is in your kitchen, bathroom, basement or other area that remains damp constantly, they settle and start to multiply. Mold will eventually destroy any surface to which they attach themselves.
The good news is that if you can eliminate the spores while they are still airborne, and eliminate their water and food source. You can get control of the mold in your home, and not have it return. Here are 3 ways to get take control of your mold.
Eliminate water that helps mold grow.
The bathroom, kitchen, and basement areas are notorious for collecting water. Make sure that your bathroom and kitchen plumbing is tight, and does not leak into the cabinet beneath the sink. If your basement takes in water when it rains, make sure you a way for water to drain quickly without standing for any length of time. If you have had a previous moisture problems, replace any surfaces on which mold has started to grow including wood, carpet, and wallboard. Removing wet surfaces affected by mold will stop the spread of existing mold, and cut down on the spores that would have been released.
Reduce mold spores in the air with a HEPA air purifier
Reducing mold spores before they have a chance to find water and grow is a job for a high efficiency particle arresting air purifier. Mold spores are typically 1 to 100 microns in size with the most common sizes being anywhere from 2 to 20 microns. A HEPA air purifier will remove pollutants and allergens as small as .3 microns. Reducing the mold population before they have a chance to find moisture is a proactive way to eliminate their growth in your home.
Eliminate Available Food Sources
In some cases mold can be found to grow on substances that are not organic such as bathroom tile, glass, or metal. This is a result of mold having found organic matter that such as dead skin cells that have become trapped on the surface of or in tiny pores of the material. Routing cleaning of such surfaces will eliminate their food source and reduce mold population.
Mold is natural part of the environment, but it does not have to be a part your environment at home. If the area in your home affected by mold is less than 10 square feet, f you can get control of mold in your home today.