Mold thrives in moist and humid conditions, and it's dangerous. You don't want it in your house. Fortunately, there are DIY mold prevention measures you can take to help eliminate moisture hot spots.
Like all fungi, mold reproduces by scattering spores. These spores are invisible to the naked eye. Once they attach themselves to a surface on the interior or exterior of your home, they grow out of control. And produce the next generation of spores.
Unmask the Mold Lurking in your Home with These DIY Mold-Fighting Techniques:
Seek and Destroy the Secret Hiding Spots of Mold
Mold forms in the filter, door gasket, interior walls, and the silverware basket. It is usually caused by wet food particles left behind after a cleaning cycle. Use the heat-dry function and leave the door open after each use. Run an empty cycle once a week and occasionally scrub the interior with a bleach and water mixture.
After using a sink, give the area around the faucet a quick wipe down to keep it dry. But more importantly, check the plumbing below the sinks frequently for leaks or moisture.
Do You Suspect a Hidden Mold Problem in Your Home?
However, even the smallest patches of mold pose a health risk, especially for infants, the elderly, and anyone who suffers breathing or respiratory illness. To be safe, get laboratory mold testing and analysis from Arizona Total Home Restoration.
Be proactive about combatting mold. Armed with these mold prevention tips, you can do a lot to stop the spread of mold in common areas of your home before it gets out of control.