Prevent Mold Growth in Your Florida Home. With the help of
your thermostat, you can combat mold growth inside your home. As
you probably know, mold of any kind if harmful to your health.
Luckily, there are a few tricks that you can exercise to keep
mold out of your home and protect the well being of yourself and
First, mold is largely related to the temperature and moisture of a building,
be it your home, work, or condominium. Year-round, you should keep the indoor
humidity at less than 60 percent. Aside from the humidity, you should also be
sure to keep air circulating, not still and stifling. Interestingly, while some
people do not realize the inherent danger in house plants, they are actually
facilitators of mold production and growth in your home. Think of it like this
each time you water your indoor plant, you are contributing to the moisture
present inside your home. Water=moisture.
On the subject of water, any leaks you may have are also largely related to
mold. Roof leaks, plumbing leaks, air conditioning condensation, and even wet
towels hanging to dry can contribute to moldy buildup. Also, utilize the
bathroom fan switch when you take a shower so that the humid and moist air is
flushed out quicker through the air vents.
The air conditioning unit requires a certain level of care to make sure it is
not fueling mold production. For example, water buildup can absolutely spur mold
growth, thereby releasing mold spores into your home through the vents.
Condensation and pooled water in air conditioner units are perfect breeding
grounds for a mold presence. Clean the air conditioning equipment at least every
three months, or have an
air conditioning repair company inspect
your unit, to make sure there are no foreign growths tainting your air.
And remember, if you smell mold, somewhere in your home you have