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Not all mold is toxic, but you still don’t want it growing in your home. Mold in all forms is an allergen, and indoor mold can cause a range of health problems. For it to grow in your Wesley Chapel, Florida, home, there must be spores, an organic food source, and moisture. One of the easiest ways to prevent its growth in your home is to reduce indoor moisture, and here are three ways to do just that.

Use a Dehumidifier to Prevent Mold

A dehumidifier reduces indoor moisture, which then translates into a lesser likelihood of mold growing in your home. You have two basic options to choose from when it comes to using a dehumidifier: Use a portable one, or have one installed that provides whole-home dehumidification. You can speak with one of our ServiceMaster Restore professionals about adding a whole-home dehumidifier to your HVAC system to reduce humidity and prevent different types of this biologic matter from growing in your home.

Improve Ventilation

Anytime you’re cooking, use the exhaust fan above the stove to absorb moisture. This fan should be vented to the outside of your home and not into the attic or another inside part of the house. To minimize moisture when doing laundry, make sure there is a dryer vent that sends moisture to the outside of the house, and not into the attic. This will cause moisture production, which increases the chance of indoor mold growth.

Use Vent Fan When Showering

A hot and steamy shower might relax you, but it also produces a lot of moisture. Fortunately, you don’t have to forego a soothing shower just to prevent mold. Instead, turn on the exhaust fan every time you shower. Once again, ensure this fan vents air to the outside of your home and not into the attic.

Contact ServiceMaster 24 Hour at 727-300-3773 to learn more about preventing mold growth. If you suspect mold is growing in your home, contact us immediately to schedule an inspection.

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