Spring is here and those hot summer nights are right around the corner. We’re opening the windows and getting deep into our spring cleaning. While you take the opportunity to freshen up your home, it’s also the perfect time to do a few maintenance checks.
Here are three spring cleaning tips to make sure to eliminate the chances of moisture (and as a result – mold) from accumulating in your home.
Check for Moisture and Leaks
As you make your way around your home, check that your sinks aren’t leaking or dripping into cabinets, and that there aren’t any windows in the home that are fogging up.
If there are leaks or condensation, repair it immediately to prevent the issue from worsening.
You don’t always need a heavy-duty, industrial dehumidifiers, although those are great for basements that always feel damp.
In the case of closets and bathrooms, you can easily purchase cedar and/or moisture-removing products to keep your clothes fresh and prevent mold.
You can pick these items up at your local drug store or a hardware store. Be sure to replace them regularly.
Check and Clean Dryer Vents
Cleaning your dryer vent regularly is a good way to prevent fires. It also ensures that no moisture is trapped in your dryer.
Check that the vent piping is attached well and that it leads out of your house and not into a crawl space or basement.
Here is a good article on how to clean your dryer vents, but when in doubt, you can hire a professional to make sure everything is in tip-top shape.
If you do find excess moisture anywhere in your home, water damage from pipe leaks, or more than three square feet of mold call us at 615-385-5300. We specialize in water and mold removal and we do it safely and thoroughly.