How to stop mold growth

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Control the moisture and you control the mold! The answer really is that simple. Moisture is a molds best friend. Although it is just one of four things that mold needs to thrive, it is the most important thing.

The real problem comes from correcting the source of the moisture. This could be caused by simple things like condensation build up in kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms  or even by spilling a glass of water. More serious water buildup can come from things like plumbing leaks, unsealed doors or windows that build moisture or even foundation cracks. In any case, the water needs to be eliminated! Adequate ventilation plays a big role in this job.

Furthermore, mold needs food such as dust. Good housekeeping practices help to minimize this food source. Mould also uses the nutrients found in drywall, wood, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, carpet, fabric and paint, all of which commonly exist in a home or occupational work place.