How To Prevent Mould In Your Home This Winter

As the colder, darker evenings are now upon us, we are starting to crank up the heating and keep more windows closed in our homes. Despite keeping us warmer, this could create a breeding ground for mould in your home. We came across the following article on which talks about how to prevent mould growth this winter which gives a few practical suggestions on how to prevent mould in your home…

One of the challenges presented every winter is mould growth. Mould growth is never ideal, but even more of a burden in the colder months because homeowners are already dealing with low temperatures and snow. Here is some helpful advice on how to limit or prevent mold growth on your property this Winter.

Drying Any Wet Areas
Wet areas inside your home are not going to dry themselves. For example, if you or someone spills a liquid on a carpet, it needs to be cleaned up immediately. Letting a carpet become damp and soak in the wetness can create mould problems. On that note, it is important to be mindful in this regard when you are washing your hands. Do not let water splash around away from the sink and should water make its way outside of the sink, wipe down the area as soon as possible.

Gutter Maintenance
You know it is officially autumn when you see your neighbors or neighborhood tending to their respective gutters. It’s the most popular time to maintain your gutter and with good reasons. With heavy amounts of rain probably on the horizon, your gutter needs to be in tip-top shape. A faulty gutter will have a trickle-down effect on the rest of a home. A poorly maintained gutter can cause water from the exterior of your home to seep into the walls of your home. This will then present an opportunity for mould to grow. When mold is given an opportunity, it often capitalizes on it.

Look Out For Leaks
Every year, many water damage and mold incidents stem from untreated leaks. Leaks often serve as a warning sign that something is not right with your pipes and needs to be addressed. Mould can grow on pipes quickly. As soon as you see the leakage from your pipes, wipe it down and try to see if you know what caused the leak.

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