Mold. A word you really don't want to hear. Especially when talking about your home. Mold grows on anywhere, on anything and you can never get rid of the spores completely. Mold also causes health problems and often allergies. Here a some tips on keeping it at bay.

Keep Things Dry

Moisture is an invitation. Things like something spilled on the carpet, clothes or wet laundry in the washer should be dried as soon as possible. Keep the bathroom dry and clean. If you have a fan in the bathroom, turn it on while bathing or showering and leave it going until the moisture is gone. Dry around the kitchen sink after washing dishes, water can seep into unseen cracks in the sink caulking. Keep areas like the bathroom and laundry room open for proper ventilation.

Keep Good Airflow In You Home

The air is unable to hold as much moisture when it cools down. Maintaining a good airflow in your home will keep the moisture from settling into your walls, on windows or in windowsills. Keep doors to the rooms in your home open to help increase circulation and don't push your furniture right up against the wall. Fresh air never hurts either.

Keeping Plants In the Home

Keep an eye on your houseplants. They can attract mold in their soil when too moist. Try keeping them in areas that have good airflow and be careful not to water them more than is necessary for each plants needs.

Following these simple suggestions will help keep mold out of your home.

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