For a while back there I thought the rain wouldn’t stop. While I’ve definitely welcomed the cooler weather with open arms, what I didn’t like was the build up of moisture and humidity in the air. It was great for my sinuses, but really bad for my home! This humidity means one thing and one thing only: mold. When I tried to bust out my jackets for the ongoing sweater weather, I was completely dismayed (and disgusted, to be honest) to discover that some of my clothes have grown small, white, fluffy spots. Even my cabinet doors started growing mold! Yuck! I deep-dived into the internet to find out how to get rid of mold at home and these are the things I found out. Check out the list below!
Open Some Windows
Nothing beats a hot, steaming shower during the rainy season. But all this steam build up in the bathroom makes for the perfect environment for mold growth. Make sure to ventilate your bathroom by opening a couple of doors and windows to let some fresh air in. This goes for your living space too! Just make sure that you have window screens so you don’t let any creepy crawlies in.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
Dehumidifiers work wonders in enclosed spaces with little to no ventilation. Do not get this confused with humidifiers which add moisture in the air! There are electric or rechargeable dehumidifiers available online. If these are a little bit too expensive, you can definitely purchase silica gel bags instead and spread this around your house. Just make sure you keep them away from small children and pets!
Keep Everything Dry
During your regular home cleaning routine, make sure to wipe everything dry after you run through things with a wet disinfectant. This includes your flooring, various surfaces, and walls. This also applies to laundry! Make sure all your clothes are as dry as the Sahara Desert before placing them in your closet. Mold thrives in moisture. Make sure to keep everything super dry.
Fix Leaks ASAP
Leaky pipes add moisture in the air. And if they’re near some walls, mold could form colonies there. Don’t worry if you find some mold growing on your walls, though. It’s nothing a little bleach solution and elbow grease can’t solve. We discuss more on how to deal with mold and mildew in this article. Always wear some sort of safety gear when you’re cleaning with harsher chemicals. Always use gloves and a face mask. We want to get rid of mold at home but we want to do it safely as well!
Get an Air Purifier
I feel like air purifiers have become somewhat of a household staple especially with the onset of the pandemic. This is a great all-around product for those who suffer from allergies (like me!). Mold quickly spreads around the house because they spread their spores into the air. Air purifiers can help filter the air at home from allergy-triggering substances such as dust and mold spores.
Some Final Thoughts
If left unchecked, mold will multiply and wreak havoc in your home (and in your sinuses). Save your clothes, food, furniture, and sanity by regularly checking commonly damp areas for any potential growth. It’s easier to nip infestations in the bud before they spread around the house! Do you have any other tips or tricks on how to get rid of mold at home? Do you have any questions on paint and other similar Boysen products? Let us know! Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re always happy to help!