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Remodeling After Mold Restoration

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Mold in your home is no laughing matter. Exposure to it can cause a wide range of dangerous health reactions in people, and with 24 species of mold currently being identified as potentially toxic, it’s important to have your home inspected if you think you may have an issue. We recommend not trying to remove the mold yourself because you can inadvertently spread the airborne spores to other parts of the house. Green Home Solutions in Versailles, Kentucky can inspect your home for mold and remove it professionally and without any danger to you or your family.

Once the mold has been removed, remodeling is often necessary to get your home back to how it was before. The method Green Home Solutions uses is less invasive than methods used by other companies, resulting in less remodeling being needed. However, it’s still important to make changes to your home to prevent mold from invading again.

Mold needs moisture, food, and the right temperature to grow, so eliminating these items during remodeling will help ensure your home stays mold-free in the future.

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Bathrooms are the perfect place for mold growth because they are often wet, warm, and humid. Once a mold issue has been remediated, have an effective fan installed to help remove the steam from hot showers or baths. If there is a window in the bathroom, ensure it is in working order so it can be opened to let warm air out and cooler air in. Leaving wet items laying in a heap encourages mold growth; encourage family members to hang up towels for better drying by installing extra towel bars or hooks, and make sure any leaky pipes behind walls or under sinks are repaired.

[/fusion_text][fusion_title margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” size=”3″ content_align=”center” style_type=”default” sep_color=””]Basements[/fusion_title][fusion_text]This is probably the first place that comes to mind when mold is mentioned – the dark, wet, leaky basement. And unfortunately, mold does frequently grow in this part of homes. If mold has been found and treated in your basement, make sure the source of the moisture is removed, such as having your basement waterproofed. Replace carpeting with hard flooring to reduce moisture retention and make minor leaks easier to identify and clean up. Paperless drywall removes the paper that mold feeds on and is more moisture-resistant. Mold inhibitors can be added to paint to increase your protection even more.[/fusion_text][fusion_title margin_top=”” margin_bottom=”” hide_on_mobile=”small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility” class=”” id=”” size=”3″ content_align=”center” style_type=”default” sep_color=””]Kitchen and Living Areas[/fusion_title][fusion_text]

Kitchens are another area which is frequently damp and humid due to cooking and dishwashing. If they don’t already, have your appliances—such as your stove and microwave—vent outside, not into your attic. Replace your hood vent if it is not effective and check for leaks around your sink, dishwasher, and refrigerator if it has an ice maker and water dispenser.

Proper air circulation can help inhibit mold growth; arrange your furniture in living areas so registers and air return vents are not covered. If a brown spot appears on your wall or ceiling, don’t just have it repainted or replaced, make sure to have the cause of the issue repaired too. It might be a small leak in the roof or your gutters may be backing up because they are clogged.

If you suspect you have mold in your Lexington or Central Kentucky home, contact Green Home Solutions for an inspection and potential removal.

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