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3 ways to prevent mold in your home

When it comes to owning a home, many people aren't prepared for the litany of issues that can come up. One of the worst that can happen is a mold infestation, which can severely effect the entire building. There are plenty of ways that a residence can become a breeding ground for mold, but the truth is that it can be prevented as long as you are able to successfully stay one step ahead of it. You don't want to wait until it is too late to take action against harmful bacteria.

Here are a few tips for keeping your home free from mold:

  • Keep air flowing: Mold loves stale air, so you should always be having fresh air circulating around your house. Whether this is through your air conditioner or just by opening a window, having fresh air filling a room constantly will reduce the chances of mold.
  • Run your AC: For mold to successfully grow in your home, it needs an environment that is both damp and humid. By keeping your air conditioner on throughout the day and night, the machine will actually dehumidify the space, making it much harder for the mold to multiply.
  • Stop any leaks: Having water leak in your walls is a surefire way for mold to be present, so it's important for you to check all of your pipes regularly for any stray water. If you do find any water leaking, be sure to stop it as soon as you can.

If you are facing any kind of serious problem in your home and are in need of an Alexandria contractor, be sure to schedule an appointment with John C. Flood today!