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Mold Prevention Steps for Lexington Homes & Businesses

Nov 24, 2016
Mold Prevention | Climate Control

Mold growth – just thinking about it gives home and business owners a scare! That’s because mold can cause so much harm, from structural damage to causing health problems. To protect the integrity of your home or building, as well as the wellbeing of those who spend time inside, Lexington home and business owners should make mold prevention a priority.

How does mold grow?

Mold grows when there are high levels of moisture in the home or building. Indoor humidity levels can be affected by the outdoor environment, as well as the activities which take place inside. To prevent mold, you must keep moisture in check.

Mold prevention steps

Lexington home and business owners can use their HVAC systems to balance moisture indoors and prevent mold growth.

  • Use your ventilation system to move moisture out of the home. In areas which are prone to high moisture, such as bathrooms and kitchens, exhaust fans should be used to prevent moisture buildup and mold growth.
  • Use a whole home dehumidifier to keep moisture balanced throughout the structure. A dehumidifier will remove excessive humidity, keeping relative humidity levels balanced between 30 and 50 percent.
  • Boost airflow throughout the home or building to prevent moisture from gathering in one spot. Use whole home ventilation, run your HVAC fan, and use ceiling fans to keep air moving.

In addition to these mold prevention practices, you should inspect your home or business for issues which could be allowing water to come inside. Clogged gutters, broken roof shingles, and other construction issues could be allowing water to back up indoors, creating prime conditions for mold to grow without your knowledge.

Let Climate Control assist you in putting these steps into action to combat mold growth in your Lexington home or commercial building. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.

About The Author

Dan Detmer
Dan Detmer is the owner of Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan purchased Climate Control Heating & Air Conditioning based on their strong reputation in the Lexington community.If you have any questions feel free to tweet @HVACClimate and we will get right back with you!
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