One of the biggest frustrations and damages to a home can stem from mold. The easiest way to avoid dealing with a mold situation is to prevent it from happening in the first place. Mold derives from moisture, so it essential that you are aware of problem areas in your home in order to avoid damages.
Outside your home, be sure that gutters are turned away from the house and able to drain properly (and not pool near the base or foundation of the home). If necessary, build up areas around the perimeter of your house in order to create a better slope away from the home.
Always make sure that all windows, doors and edges around the home are properly sealed and caulked in order to avoid moisture getting inside the home. Be sure to check regularly to see if anywhere needs more sealant especially in basements.
Finally bathrooms are often a huge source of humidity and moisture. Be sure to have all showers and tubs properly sealed and caulked. Maintain caulking regularly and if you do not have a fan in your bathroom, be sure to install one.
With regards to moisture and mold, the most important thing is prevention. Use the above tips to avoid mold and moisture in your home.
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