Keep Your Home Mold Free
January 26, 2010
Experts are saying that not only is mold in your home bad for your health, it can also seriously impact the re-sale value of your property. So it is important to take some precautions to keep your home healthy and mold-free.
Here are a few tips to follow that will keep your home in good mold-free condition:
- The best mold prevention is elbow grease. Wipe down bathroom walls, get under sinks, vacuum weekly and use cleaning products that discourage mold growth.
- Ventilation fans should be in good working order. Ventilation fans were created to get moisture away from steamy bathrooms, so make sure yours are doing a good job.
- Keep gutters clean. A buildup of dead leaves is a great place for mold to thrive. Clear them out regularly and make sure your property has good drainage away from the house.
- Insulate ducts. Heated or cooled air going through ducts can form condensation if they are not insulated. Any moisture buildup will cause mold to grow which will eventually affect the air quality of your home.
The extra effort you make to keep your home free of mold will pay off in the end with a healthy house for your family and added value when it comes time to sell.
For professional advice on all aspects of buying or selling real estate, please contact me at [email protected]
or 305-960-2575, or come by the office at 355 Alhambra Circle, 9th Floor, in Coral Gables.