Mold sensitivities can leave you and your family feeling miserable if it is allowed to take hold and grow in your home. Below are a few ways to help keep your air clean and mold-free.
Running the air in your home through an air purifier is an easy way to eliminate dust, dirt, allergens, and mold spores from the air you and your family breathe. Air purifiers offer a range of features. A few units are actually designed to destroy the mold spores once they enter the filters. It is worthwhile to look for a unit that kills the mold, rather than simply removing it from the air.
Reducing the moisture in the air of your home will make it cleaner, eliminate odors, and create an environment that makes it hard for mold to grow. The cost of operating a dehumidifier amounts to very few dollars each year.
Air movement and exchange is a key component in making it tougher for mold to settle and begin growing. Using ventilation fans in the kitchen and bathrooms assists in keeping the air circulating. Opening windows on sunny days for a period of time will also help the exchange of old air to new, fresh air in your home.
Frequent Vacuuming and Surface Cleaning
One way to thwart the presence and growth of mold in your home is through frequent vacuuming and wiping of surfaces. Mold spores enter the home through the air and on our clothing or shoes. It looks to settle and grow in areas that are undisturbed. It makes it difficult for a mold problem to start if you are constantly disturbing the surface of areas of your home.
Change HVAC Filters Regularly
The filter for the HVAC system works to help eliminate mold spores from the air. You should change this filter once every four to six months. You can also install a HEPA filter for added air cleaning capabilities.
Call on the home central air system experts at Elite Climate Control if you are facing a growing mold infestation and we can help you solve air quality problems in your home.