What Can Be Done to Prevent Mold Buildup in My Home?

January 11, 2020

Ken Parker Service, Inc. has been providing home comfort services to the Greenville area since 1977. In that time, we’ve expanded our expertise from heating and cooling to include indoor air quality control. Among the many impurities that you can find in your home, mold is one of the most concerning. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to prevent mold growth.

Proper Ventilation

Mold thrives in moist conditions. This is why it’s very common to see mold and mildew grow in bathrooms where steamy showers create humid conditions. To prevent mold growth, it’s best to run an exhaust fan during your shower and for about 10 to 15 minutes after. If your home has good ventilation, running the fan will also bring in fresh air from the outside. In warm weather, you might also want to open the window in the bathroom.

Check Your Pipes

If you have a leak anywhere in your plumbing, you will see mold growth. It’s important to do a periodic check of all your plumbing fixtures and pipes. Not only does this prevent mold spores from finding a home, but it’s usually less expensive to make repairs when problems are small. If you find a leak in a pipe or a damp spot on the ceiling or wall, contact a professional right away.

Controlled Humidity

In some climates, especially in the summer months, high humidity can be a chronic problem. In this case, ventilation may not be enough to lower humidity levels. Ken Parker Service, Inc. can provide whole-house dehumidifying equipment that will keep the moisture in your home at the proper level. We find that a whole-house solution is much more effective and less expensive to operate than a series of individual room dehumidifiers. This system will prevent mold as well as keep your home climate comfortable.

In northeast Texas, Ken Parker Service, Inc. is ready to help you with your home heating, cooling and indoor air quality needs. Our skilled technicians can handle problems quickly and efficiently. Are you concerned about mold growth in your home? Contact the experts at Ken Parker Service, Inc. in Greenville today.

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