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BV013115

11:42PM | 10/09/16
How to stop mold in the corners of your home and fix a cellar that water has started to come in. My home is 100 years old and in need of some repairs but not sure what to do.

Rhino Carbon Fiber

06:27AM | 11/01/16
Member Since: 10/04/16
20 lifetime posts
Hi,

There is no way to eliminate all mold and mold spores indoors. The key to mold control is controlling indoor moisture:

=> Fix Water Problems (leaks, etc.) – Fix leaks as soon as you find them. Not only does a leaky basement or roof mean immediate structural damage, if not remedied, the waterlogged areas allow mold to thrive. See the project Repair Basement Leaks. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials within 24 to 48 hours to prevent mold growth. If you don’t, and mold infiltrates them, they will need to be removed to completely fix the mold problem. Many products are available in market for fixing leakage, you may try this : https://goo.gl/8uHyST

=> Reduce Indoor Humidity – The more humid your home is, the more likely it will be a haven for mold spores. Reduce humidity by increasing your home’s ventilation to keep the air from becoming warm and stagnant. Vent large appliances, such as washer/dryers, as well as your bathroom and kitchen. Use air conditioners and dehumidifiers.

=> Prevent Condensation – Insulate exterior walls, roofs, windows and pipes to reduce the potential for moisture forming from condensation.

Good Luck!


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