You can't mold-proof your home, but you can make it mold-resistant. Do and aduit on your home: Where are the problems areas? Does the basement flood? Do you notice frequent condensation on an upstairs window? Is there a water stain on the celling from a persistant leak? Preventing mold from growing is as simple as ripping up carpet in a damp basement, installing mod resistant products, or repairing damage gutters.Mold can grow anywhere: on carpet, clothing, food, paper, and even in places you can't see, such as the backside of drywall, areas inside walls around leaking or condensing pipes, and above ceiling tiles.
Not only is mold a problem but mold can aslo produce allergens and irritants and rarely, toxins that may compromise your health. Mold can't grow without moisture, so tackle wet areas right away. A leaky pipe, even a spill on the carpet should be dried within twety-four to fourty-eight hours. don't leave wet items lying around the house and make sure to dry the floor and walls after a shower. Use AC units and dehumidifiers (especially in humid climates), but make sure they don’t produce moisture. Check them periodically and cleaning them as directed by the manufacturer.
You could use mold-resistant products like mold-resistant drywall or mold- resistant Sheetrock, and mold inhibitors for paints. To prevent mold from happing you first have to have moisture control over your home. Lots of moisture and a high humidity can cause mold. You could reduce the moisture level in the air by reparing leaks such as pipes or you could increase ventilation. Also if you have wet or damp spots in your home you should clean and dry them within forty-eight hours. You could aslo clean and repair roof gutters. Having full or damage gutters could cause a roof leak. Washing shower curtains and bathroom tiles reguarly with mold killing products would aslo help.
You may not realize it yet but those beautiful plants you have in your home could be harvesting unwanted friends and foes such as mold growth. Plants are great for helping to keep the air in the home clean but can also be a source of mold. Mold likes to grow in the soil of our housing plants and sometimes on the leaves. One simple treatment can help keep your houseplants mold free. Taheboo tea can help to retard mold growth in your plants soil. Just adding this tea to your plants is enough to stop mold growth.
Once you've done eveything to prevent mold growth you should next get your property tested. Have a professional do testing to verify the amount and levels of mold in your home. This could include air testing, tape samples and other forms of sampling.