How to Prevent Mold on Walls

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    • 1). Check for leaks or water seepage throughout the home or building. Roofing and foundation are common areas where excess moisture can pool and cause mold growth on the walls. Leaky faucets, loose piping and improper drainage are hotbeds for water formation. If your building does not have a gutter or similar drainage system, water has a tendency to pool and become a breeding ground for mold.

    • 2). Provide proper ventilation throughout the building, especially in high moisture areas such as the bathroom, kitchen or laundry room. Mold is usually the worst in small areas, such as crawlspaces, cabinets and closets. Place a fan inside the space, especially poorly ventilated ones, to help circulate the air.

    • 3). Use a dehumidifier to absorb excess humidity in the room. The humidity levels in your room should never exceed 55 percent. Air conditioners can also help to absorb moisture and circulate air. Humidifiers and some heaters can be a common cause of excess moisture, so stop using them if you notice a buildup of moisture on the walls.

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