Spring is finally here, we're opening the windows and spring cleaning has commenced for a lot of us. As you take this opportunity to freshen up your home, it's time to also do some maintenance checks.

Here are some spring cleaning tips to make sure, while you're getting your house in shape, 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 fogged up. 

If there are leaks or condensation, get it repaired immediately to prevent the issue from worsening. 

PURCHASE DEHUMIDIFIERS

We're not talking about heavy-duty, industrial dehumidifiers, though 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 clothes fresh and prevent mold. 

You can pick these up at Walgreens or a hardware store. Replace them regularly.

CHECK AND CLEAN DRYER VENTS

Not only is cleaning your dryer vent regularly a good way to prevent fires, it ensures that no moisture is trapped in your dryer when you run a load of laundry. 

Check that 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. 

Remember, if you find excess moisture anywhere in your home, any water damage from pipe leaks or if you find more than three square feet of mold - call Blue Chip Restoration. We specialize in mold removal, and we do it safely and thoroughly. 


Posted Apr 01, 2015

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