While everyone else might be going green these days, it is probably a good idea to ensure that some green stays out of your home. The green we are referring to is the kind that grows in moist, damp, spaces and can really put a damper on your health and well- being.
Unfortunately, trying to maneuver through health explanations and their summary of benefits is like reading the 2017 Medicare Marketing Guidelines in another language. A translator is often needed to make sense of the effects of mold on your health. Add to that the steps to clean your place up and you might as well hire some fluency experts.
However, you are in luck today because we have decided to offer you some step by step ideas to reduce, eliminate, and prevent mold and mildew in your residence. These should get you on the road to a healthy home and a healthy life. But, they aren’t all inclusive so you should read more about it by clicking this.
Say “No!” to Mold
No one wants to inhale poisonous spores that have infiltrated their living quarters. Children, the elderly, and even pets are in significant danger when these unwelcome entities invade. Thankfully, there are some preventative measures you can take to ensure home and body health. Consider these:
- Let the air in: Making sure that you have proper ventilation in your home is essential. Check all your ventilation fans, install new ones if necessary, in kitchens and bathrooms. Also, leave the bathroom door open after showers and baths to allow the additional moisture to dissipate quickly.
- Filter: It’s easy to fall victim to penny pinching ways but purchasing a really good air filter is certainly advisable. Filtration systems that are properly cared for can provide a much needed barrier to naughty little spores seeking a way in.
- Insulation: Duct systems can be very problematic if they are not insulated properly. Condensation that is allowed to form on, or in, them in attics and basements can be the perfect mildew and mold breeding ground.
- Keep it Clean: There are cleaning materials that are designed with mold retardants. And, if you use portable ac units be sure to maintain a very high level of cleanliness to prevent mold growth. There are also mold resistant paints available if you choose to remodel at some point.
- Fix the Flood: If you have a leaky pipe, or something bursts, don’t let the water hang around. It can seep into flooring and open up the potential for mildew festering. Fix all water leaks and floods fast to protect your family and your home.
Mold is Bad
Unfortunately, there is no sure fire way to protect your home from mold and mildew. There are several great articles about how to decrease its prevalence and clean up after your moldy inhabitants. You can read more about that here.
When it comes to your health, and the benefits that are available through your health plan, ensuring that you are protecting your home is key. Mold and mildew can have some drastic effects on your overall well-being. There’s a lot of additional information about mold and mildew related illnesses available. Educate yourself by learning more. Knowledge, they say, is half the battle. You can have a healthy home and a healthy life if you want it.