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Tips For Protecting Your Home and Elimination House Mold Symptoms

It is important to know how to keep mold at bay and protect your home from mold problems. There are basic steps that prove effective in reducing the amount of mold in your home and thereby getting rid of your house mold symptoms.
  • Keep everything dry. (house mold symptoms need lots of moisture)
  • Ensure that all water leaks are repaired immediately.
  • Lower the inside humidity in your home.
  • Vent humidity sources outside: dryer, stove hood, showers
  • Keep the basement dry. (biggest problem for house mold symptoms)
Unfortunately there is no way to get rid of mold completely, but there are several actions to take that will reduce the mold in your home. De-humidify the basement. Keep the humidity within your home under 60%. Completely dry all wet carpeting. Area rugs in the bathroom are a huge source of mold. House mold symptoms start either in the basement or in a poorly maintained bathroom.

There are ways to create automatic mold reliefwithin your home. It all starts with cleaning up the dampness that started the mold problem and cleaning up or remediating the mold that has grown and then providing a solution to reduce the amount of the ever present mold spores within your home. House mold symptoms are due to mold growing, but the mold spores are what are causing your problems.

Keep everything as dust-free as possible. Dust mixed with moisture will allow mold to grow. In the basement this is a difficult situation, but there are ways to reduce the airborne spores in your house. In the book How to Get Rid of Black Mold there are several solutions that actually prevent the outbreak of mold.

As a home owner, you should know that mold needs moisture and a food source to grow. When you can see mold that means there are already millions of mold cells growing in that location. That mold colony is producing massive amounts of mold spores (the root of your house mold symptoms) that will follow the air currents in your home and find another suitable location to grow.

With my experience in hospital cleaning services, I have been exposed to simple techniques and technology that greatly reduce the possibility of infection within the healthcare environment. Using this knowledge, I've provided a guide for the home owner that may have or may want to prevent mold within their home.

Finally, with the mold disclosure laws present in most states, a home owner that is selling a house will need an affordable way to remediate mold. As mold awareness increases in the media and in litigation, a home owner will end up much more responsible than current practice dictates. Realtors should also be aware of how to improve their sales performance with the techniques that I've outlined. Not only will the basement smell be reduced or eliminated, but you'll be brokering a deal that won't end up in "mold court" someday.

Find out the facts and cures for house mold symptoms by reading through this site, getting the "Top 10" list above and keep the moisture level in your home low.

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St. Francis Hospital of Evanston
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