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How to Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Nederland Home

Did you know that mold grows on anything from food to clothing, and in most cases, this leads to mildew, and it is an important element to our environment? Mold growing outside is not considered a real danger to individuals, but when mold and mildew are detected in the home, it can cause serious health problems. You can detect the presence of mold and mildew visually and through smell. Where mold is present, you will see a thin, dark, or while visible line, which indicates the presence of mold.

Unfortunately, mold and mildew are found in millions of homes where the home humidity levels are warm or extremely hot. Mold grows in humid, moist and warm temperatures, where no air can circulate, such as abandoned buildings, closed in homes and tight spaces. Mold belongs to a group of plants called fungi and it produces another fungus called mildew. Despite the growth of this deadly fungi, we have listed several ways to prevent its growth and protect your home and your health.

Check your AC

AC leaks are often overlooked. Always check your AC for leaks as this can lead to mold and mildew if the leak is not attended to in a timely fashion. A defective AC can affect your indoor air quality and cost you more in energy cost.

Attend to Plumbing Issues Immediately

Plumbing leaks in Nederland, TX can manifest in the walls, around the shower and bathroom areas, and under the sink. The noticeable signs are often seen around the shower head, or on the wall itself. If the sink in the bathroom has a leak, this is easily detected by the moist, smell area underneath the cabinet. If it’s a small problem, you can probably fix it yourself, or call in a professional plumber.

Dehumidifiers Help Reduce Moisture

Keeping a dehumidifier in your home can help reduce the buildup of moisture. Dehumidifiers pull the moisture out of the air so that your breathing space is cooler and drier. Dehumidifiers also filter contaminants like spores, dust mites, and other airborne allergens associated with causing respiratory problems.

Summary

To ensure your home is free from mold and mildew, consider purchasing a new AC unit in Nederland,or invest in one or more dehumidifiers. Keep your home AC unit at a comfortable, cool temperature and keep your bathing area as dry as possible. If you have any additional questions or concerns about the moisture levels in your home, contact ICM today! We’re here to help.