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What You Can Do To Prevent Mold and Mildew in Your Home

by ripleypr on August 15, 2016

August is pretty hot and muggy in the Roanoke, Virginia area and this year is no exception. If your air conditioning system is not working properly, you could end up with a nasty problem like mold and mildew in your home.

Not only is this problem ugly to look at and unpleasant to smell—mold and mildew can lead to  serious health problems in very young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems.

Here are some things you can do to help prevent mold and mildew from causing problems in your home:

  • Have leaks and water damage contained as soon as your spot the problem

Waiting until water damage is severe is the worst case scenario for the health and safety of your family. Not only will it be more costly to repair major water damage, but it could lead to mold and mold spore formation, which may need special treatment and handling to remove.

  • Seal windows, doors and roofing to prevent water seepage

Water is sneaky and can get inside your home through the tiniest crack or hole. Inspect your home to identify those areas that need caulking, weather stripping or repair.

  • seal windows to prevent mold and mildew - Southern Trust Home

    seal windows to prevent mold and mildew – Southern Trust Home

    Use sump pumps and dehumidifiers in damp areas

You’ll want to keep moist areas a dry as possible because mold spores can develop in as little as 24-48 hours in the right conditions. Dehumidifiers come in all shapes, sizes and capacity, so make sure the humidifier you purchase can handle the square footage. Sump pumps are great for basement areas that tend to stay wet, and we can help you choose the right one for your home.

No matter what your home’s issue is, Southern Trust Home Services technicians will arrive on time will treat your home as if it is their own.  We can recommend air conditioning systems that help to dehumidify your indoor air and we also can test your home’s air quality for any potential health hazards. Call your Roanoke plumber at 540-685-0106 to experience the best customer care and attention in Roanoke, Virginia.