Basement mold is a problem that a lot of homes have. This is especially true for homes that have dark, damp, and humid basements. Mold is a fungus that grows very fast in moist environments. Once mold is able to establish it’s foothold in your basement, it can be extremely difficult to get rid of. Unfortunately, mold is able to cause a variety of health problems including infections, asthma, rashes, coughing, congestion, and more. The single best way to avoid dealing with this kind of mold is by monitoring and controlling the temperature within your basement. In this article, we will be going over some of the tips that you can use in order to successfully avoid basement mold.
Tips To Avoid Mold:
Use a Dehumidifier
One of the best ways to avoid suffering from mold in your basement is by using a dehumidifier. By using one of these, you should be able to successfully eliminate excess humidity from your basement. This will ultimately allow you to control your humidity levels and allow you to create an environment that is not conducive to mold growing.
You will also want to be sure that you are constantly monitoring your humidity levels as this can significantly decrease your chances of having to deal with excess mold. Not to mention, by monitoring your humidity levels, it will allow you to be proactive about getting rid of the mold before it ever becomes a problem to begin with.
Avoid Growing Plants Inside
Another important thing that you are going to want to do in order to minimize the amount of mold growth that you might have to deal with is to simply avoid growing plants inside of your house – especially your basement. Growing plants inside of your home can lead to more mold growth because the plants will effectively provide a much more stable environment for mold to grow. Only grow plants in airy and sunny areas of your home where mold is not going to grow. Be sure to avoid the basement at all costs when it comes to growing plants.
De-Clutter Your Basement
Another important thing that you can do in order to minimize your chances of having to deal with excess mold is to de-clutter your basement. By cleaning up and keeping things where they belong, you should be able to minimize the areas where mold can grow and it will also help to increase the level of ventilation that exists in your basement which can really play a significant role in helping you decrease the amount of mold in it and/or completely get rid of it.
In the end, there is a lot that you can do in order to successfully get rid of mold in your basement and/or to keep it from growing in the first place. By focusing on applying the tips above, you should be able to successfully do so without any trouble.
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