How to Prevent Mold from Recurring in Your Fallbrook CA Household

August 18, 2020

How to Prevent Mold from Recurring in Your Fallbrook CA Household

Sometimes dealing with mold is inevitable, although it can be avoided to an extent. However, often, you have the power to prevent mold from coming back again, that is, if you know what triggered it the first time around.

Below are some great tips to better ensure that the mold inside your home doesn’t resurface in the coming weeks or months.

Resolve All Leaky Pipes in Your Home

Especially if you live in an older home, it’s not uncommon for piping issues to pop up here and there. And if your last case of mold was a result of a leaky pipe, know that it’s critical that it gets repaired as soon as possible. Without adequate repair, you bet that the mold situation may recur once again… and then again… and then again until you finally address the underlying issue.

Even small leaks from pipes or even faucets can potentially trigger mold to resurface. Apart from persistent mold growth, you can also expect damage to the interior of your home, higher water bills, and possible flooding.

Amp Up the Ventilation in Your Kitchen and Bathroom(s)

There’s a reason proper air flow is critical in kitchens and bathrooms: because they’re prone to the buildup of moisture and, in turn, are strong candidates for the growth of mold. But if you have proper ventilation in place, you won’t have to worry as much about such an issue.

For kitchens, proper ventilation can mean less moisture but also less odors, smoke, debris, and the like as a result of cooking in your kitchen. As for bathrooms, odors, too, can be eliminated with the right ventilation system – as well as moisture that builds up after a hot bath or shower.

It’s little things like ensuring your bathroom exhaust fan is in working order (and is used when necessary) and ensuring to regularly clean and maintain your kitchen’s exhaust system that make all the difference.

Make Use of a Dehumidifier

Is there too much moisture accumulating in your home and doesn’t seem to be an issue you’ve been able to resolve? You might be able to benefit from using a dehumidifier.

Dehumidifiers are especially great for damp basements or anywhere else in the home that tends to be a target for humidity and moisture. Moisture control is one of the most critical steps in eradicating mold and ensuring that it doesn’t make its way back in the near future.

If you’re currently struggling with household mold in Fallbrook, CA, reach out to 1st Choice Plumbing, Flood and Restoration. We can provide you further tips on eliminating recurring mold and even offer affordable mold restoration.

Just call us at 866-437-0205.