preventing mould and dampMold due to humidity inside a house can be the cause of multiple problems not only aesthetic but of health, cause, cleaning and as a solution.
Why does mold grow in a house or building?Mold is part of the natural environment. In the open air, mold simply has part of nature and fulfills a function within it; But inside the constructions, mold should be avoided. Mold can begin to grow indoors when mold spores hit a wet surface. There are many types of mold, and none of them grows in water or moisture, much of the mold found in homes is food moisture condensation.
Allergic allergens (mycotoxins), irritants, and in some cases, should be eliminated as much as possible.
The key to controlling mold is to control humidity. If mold is a problem in your home, you should clean the surface where the mold is deposited quickly and solve the problem of the origin of moisture.
How to remove mold from a house?Although it is impossible to eliminate the spores of mold that float in the air, if possible, eliminate the factors that make possible its growth inside a house.
Eliminate possible sources of moisture in the most appropriate procedure to eliminate food for mold.
It is not enough to clean the mold, if you do not remove the moisture that
makes possible its growth, the mold will return in a short time.
- Mold cleaning: small areas with mold, you can wash them yourself, try to take the necessary precautions, such as gloves, glasses and face masks and thus protect yourself from possible allergic reactions, after a cleaning in which you can use soap and water , you can apply vinegar or some fungicidal agent. If the affected area is large, or if it is a delicate surface, it is better to hire a specialist.
- Repair: make the necessary repairs to correct the humidity, either from a simple arrangement of leaks to repair or waterproof a wall, ceiling, etc.
- Avoid the appearance of new molds: ventilate the room, avoid the appearance of moisture condensation, hold the air trays, weak, use the extractor hood when cooking, ventilate the bathroom directly to the outside after a shower, drying the dry the clothes in ventilated areas or outside, repair any type of moisture in the construction as soon as it appears, use heaters preferably different from those that consume kerosene.
- If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) of relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a humidity meter available for purchase in DIY stores, etc. If necessary, use dehumidifiers and corridor pipes that can be a source of condensation. Increase air circulation.