Simple Steps for Preventing and Removing Mould in Your Home
Health Canada produced a video not long ago with several simple steps on preventing and removing mould in your home.
We often get calls from customers who notice small amounts of mould in their home and aren’t sure what to do, so if that’s you, then check out this video.
Mould naturally grows in everyones home. This can affect the air quality, and for people who are sensitive to mould can consequently suffer from breathing problems, including asthma allergies and cold-like symptoms.
We’ll often find mould in areas of excessive moisture. One of the most common areas is the basement, because water drips down and settles there from flooding. The bathrooms and kitchens are also very common mould prone zones because of the exposure to leaky pipes and moisture. Finally, exterior walls and the roof can be problematic if not maintained properly.
To prevent the issue, make sure to clear areas of water damage as quickly as possible.
Keep an eye on the humidity of your home – it should be kept at no more than 50% in the summer. 30-40% in the winter.no more than 50% in the summer. In the winter, it should be no more than 30-40%.no more than 30-40%.
You should also check to ensure that fans vent outside rather than into other rooms of your home.
Small areas of mold on non porous surfaces can be cleaned with dishsoap and water. You don’t need to use bleach, and in fact, this can stain your walls besides harming you.
For larger areas that have been exposed to significant water damage, you may need the help of a professional.
If you want more detailed steps, take a look at our mould inspection checklist.