Is that Mold?
One of the largest factors in mold survival 101 is the amount of moisture that is located within the air. Mold will grow anywhere on any substance where dampness is present. Most people do not realize as well as causing mold, excess moisture can also contaminate the air as well. Mold that is located within your home is a source of pollution all in itself. Mold particles can release toxic particles that will emanate and infiltrate the air that you are breathing in. Also, not to mention the fact that dampness itself can cause water vapor, which eventually will turn into microbial growth leading to more mold and now we are caught in a cycle. Making sure the moisture levels are maintained can affect the cleanliness of the air.
But there are many other things you can do to reduce the growth of mold and keep the air around you clean. Here are some tips from SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann
Quick, easy and most importantly… free! Making sure that you keep your windows open whenever it is possible will ensure a healthy dose of air circulation.
Gas stoves and cooking pollutants in the kitchen as well as aerosol sprays and fragranced products in the bathroom are responsible for these rooms being high-toxin areas, so use extractor fans to ensure the air is regularly cleared. If you do not have a fan ventilating in a bathroom where showers are located, SERVPRO of Beverly/ Cape Ann would recommend installing one. Bathrooms are a breeding ground for mold, especially one without a vent.
Making sure all surfaces are regularly cleaned and dusted especially bathroom and kitchens are a must. Vacuuming and dusting are major when trying to prevent mold and particles from getting into your air.
These are a must! Every indoor space should have one of these as it is the perfect weapon against excess moisture, which could lead to black ceilings, paint, and wallpaper peeling off. Not to mention the fact that it will help protect your personal belongings and keep your food fresher for longer.
Plants one might ask? Other than just looking pretty, indoor plants, especially leafy greens, are key in helping to eliminate airborne pollutants. Thus in turn, purifying the air. So next time your out and about maybe think of purchasing a few leafy green plants to put throughout your home!
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