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Defending Your Home Against Mold

Preventing Home Mold

One of the last things you want in your Fayetteville, North Carolina, home is mold. It’s hard to get rid of and damaging to your family’s health. As long as you take the proper precautions to prevent mold, it’s fairly easy to keep your home free from this health hazard.

Standing Water Detectors

If you have a basement or your home is prone to flooding, it’s a good idea to invest in an electronic water detector. You can buy an affordable water alarm that plugs into the wall and beeps if it detects water. You can also upgrade to a smart detector, which warns you via an app on your smartphone or tablet if there’s standing water around your home. By eliminating standing water early, you lessen the chance of mold growth in your home.

Duct Cleaning and HVAC Maintenance

Your HVAC system can be a breeding ground for mold, especially if your ducts are dirty. Check your system regularly for both condensation and mold.

Schedule preventive HVAC maintenance to make sure mold isn’t growing in places you can’t see. You should also schedule duct cleaning if you notice a decrease in your air quality.

Proper Ventilation

Make sure you adequately ventilate your home to prevent mold growth. You should focus on properly ventilating high-moisture areas, including your kitchen and bathroom. Advise your loved ones to turn on the fans when showering or cooking.

If you have a problem with excess moisture in other areas, such as the basement, consider investing in a dehumidifier. This device will help balance your home’s humidity levels.

If you have concerns about your HVAC system, we’re the professionals to call. Contact Bass Air at (910) 672-8885  to schedule an appointment with an experienced service technician today. We look forward to helping you create a healthy and happy home.

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