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A family needs to be warm and dry in all types of weather. Atlantic Canada’s seasons are brutal on your home! Keeping your home in great repair will keep your family warm, dry and cozy.
Water, ice, & snow during the winter season will play havoc with your roof. It must be in great condition, or it will allow water to seep into your home and therefore, because of this dampness, mold and mildew will begin to grow and to thrive. To begin this process, mold needs a damp, moist environment with an organic base to start its growth process. Your aging roof, your home’s foundation leaks, high interior humidity, overflowing drains, lack of interior drain tiles, and forms of flooding are common sources of property moisture which lead to the growth of mold and mildew.
How can you as a homeowner stop mold growth in your home?
- Control the moisture inside your home. The humidity level should be held under 55-65%.
- Get rid of wet materials as quickly as possible. Become aware of your interior spaces and check for wet materials on a regular basis.
- Regularly clean and disinfect all surfaces that are susceptible to mold growth.
- By checking for water and / or moistness regularly, you can identify leaks and repair them as soon as they are discovered.
- Make sure you dry all items before storing them.
- Make sure you have good air circulation throughout your home. Years ago, homes were drafty and that allowed circulation; however, with today’s airtight homes, proper air circulation will make all the difference regarding mold growth. Identify and remediate!
- Understand your basement’s ventilation. For example, if laundry is done in the basement, make sure the dryer is properly vented outside, and the seal is reliable.
If you create a list of “trusted PROs”, such as plumbers, roofers, carpenters, concrete specialists and more, you will have those PROs when you need them.
Start today! Be “Proactive”! Search PROfinders.ca! Be secure, warm, and dry!
By Hal Butler, Realtor