Over 80% of all households in the United States have mold to some degree.
The key to mold control is moisture control. Solve moisture problems before they become mold problems and professional assistance from AuntieGen is required.
Mold Prevention Tips
- Fix leaky plumbing and leaks in the building envelope as soon as possible.
- Watch for condensation and wet spots. Fix source(s) of moisture problem(s) as soon as possible. Look for the signs, like: water stained ceilings, stains around HVAC units, window AC units, windows, doors, air ducting, fireplaces, under kitchen and bathroom sinks and basement foundations. If you can’t find the water intrusion, bring in a professional.
- Prevent moisture due to condensation by increasing surface temperature or reducing the moisture level in air (humidity).
- Increase surface temperature, insulate or increase air circulation.
Reduce the moisture level in air, repair leaks, increase ventilation (if outside air is cold and dry), or dehumidify (if outdoor air is warm and humid). Dehumidifiers should be installed and drained directly into a drain.
Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed. Also make sure gutters are maintained and cleaned twice a year.
If you are unsure about any of these tips, contact a professional TODAY!