Mold grows very easily in the kitchen, bathroom, and outside the home. Follow a few simple steps to make sure you’re doing your best at keeping the mold out of these susceptible places. The perfect place for mold to grow is in high humidity and high moisture areas, so these rooms typically make a great home for mold growth. We highly recommend getting a moisture meter for your home.
1. HOW TO AVOID MOLD GROWTH IN THE KITCHEN
- Empty garbage cans daily. And if you can, get a garbage can that seals out moisture.
- Clear out old food from the refrigerator continually.
- Wash your cutting boards weekly, with vinegar, and allow a full dry.
- Turn on the exhaust fans when cooking or working in the kitchen.
- Check the sink, faucets, and under-the-counter plumbing for leaks, drips, puddles, and other moisture.
- Don’t use rugs.
2. HOW TO STOP MOLD FROM GROWING IN THE BATHROOM
- Make sure sink faucets are working properly and that the plumbing on and under your counters are sealed properly.
- Check your toilet to make sure all pieces are attached properly and check the bowl for any leaks.
- Check your bathtub and shower for leaks and moisture in the walls or around your tub.
- Turn on exhaust fan during and after taking a hot shower.
- Be sure to hang your towel where it can dry completely.
3. HOW TO PREVENT MOLD FROM GROWING OUTSIDE THE HOUSE
- Clear gutters of all debris.
- Get rid of any leaves surrounding your home (this shady, moist area is where mold thrives).
- Repair leaky faucets around your exterior walls.
- Trim any low-hanging trees near your exterior walls.
- Keep siding and fences dry by trimming foliage and allowing proper sunlight.