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Moisture Control

Moisture control is an important factor in mold prevention.  Since mold thrives in moist areas, you can prevent many mold problems from occurring through moisture control.  Ideally, moisture control begins when your house or structure is first built.  Modern technology is enhancing many building materials, and today you will find that many building materials are designed with moisture control built in.

If you are having a house built, you should discuss using materials that utilize moisture control with the contractors.  You will find that things such as water sealant can help prevent moisture from accumulating and prevent mold and mildew from becoming a problem in your home.

Many homes use drywall that is a literal breeding ground for mold.  Today, you can choose moisture control alternatives that will help protect your home from excess moisture and subsequent mold problems. 

It may sound simple but one way that you can effectively control moisture in your home is to keep your home dry.  You should always wipe off water from walls after showering or bathing, and make certain that any holes in the basement are patched or caulked.  Regularly check your roof for leaks, as this can lead to excess moisture collecting and pooling in your ceiling.  This water can lead to serious problems.  Not only can it promote mold growth, but also it can damage beams, rafters, and floorboards and cause significant damage.  If you have any leaks in your ceiling, you should contact a professional to protect the safety of your family and to get the excess moisture under control.

Another very effective way to control excess moisture in your home is to use a dehumidifier.  A dehumidifier will ensure that your home is low in excess moisture and this will help prevent the growth of mold and other harmful bacteria.  By keeping your home dry and moisture free, you can ensure that you home is a safe and healthy environment.