Get Rid Of That Pesky Mold

Mold. It is usually not associated with happy thoughts, and it is easy to see why. Mold is often the last thing on a homeowner's mind when it comes to home maintenance and cleaning. Most people focus on cleaning and vacuuming but usually do not worry about mold growing in their home. But when it happens, it happens, and mold is a rather disgusting sight to see. It can most often be found in rooms that are prone to moisture build-up, such as the bathroom, garage, basement, kitchen, and laundry room. However, mold does not discriminate and can be found in odd places, such as your closet, your living room, and even your bedroom. While the good thing about mold is that it helps with the natural decomposition process of nature, it is not a good thing at all when it is found inside your home.

Mold is a microscopic organism that contains enzymes and spores. The enzymes' duty is for digestion and decomposition, and the spores' duty is reproduction. Mold needs moisture, food, and warmth to survive. If it is found on your wall, get rid of it immediately. If left untreated and left to flourish, it can cause some serious irreversible damage to your home. On the backs of drywall, insulation, and wallpaper lies cellulose, which mold is particularly fond of. Mold can eat away at drywall, wallpaper, insulation, and even carpet if you let it. However, many molds are satisfied eating dirt and dust, which is comprised mainly of our dead skin cells. That is a pretty revolting and disgusting thought!

Mold prevention is not difficult and requires just a little attention. If you have found mold in your home, you need to find out what is causing it. Is it the rain that permeated through your window screen when it was left open during a storm? Is it a leaky faucet in the bathroom or a faulty pipe in the basement? Is it the lack of proper airflow throughout your home? Whatever the cause is, you need to fix that problem before you do anything else. Stopping a mold growth problem from its source and not from one of its side effects is the key to eliminating that pesky mold for good. Check your home for any faulty plumbing. Air-conditioning units should be checked on a regular basis to ensure that all duct joints are sealed off properly. Allow air to circulate freely throughout your home to prevent moisture build-up, especially in rooms that are exposed to water the most. If there is ever a spill, make sure it is cleaned and dried thoroughly so that mold does not grow in your carpet. Vacuum regularly and use cleaning agents with disinfectants to kill germs and bacteria.

  A little goes a long way in mold prevention. Get rid of that pesky mold for good!