September is Mold Awareness Month: Aire Serv® has mold reducing tips for homeowners

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Aire Serv has tips to check for and prevent mold from growing in the home.

One of the ways to be prepared to prevent mold is to be aware of potential growth spots and symptoms

September brings the start of cooler weather and is also National Mold Awareness Month. As homeowners prepare their homes for the fall weather, one aspect that should not be overlooked is making sure mold growth in the home is not developing. Aire Serv has tips to check for and prevent mold from growing in the home.

Controlling moisture in the home:
Crawl spaces - crawl spaces should be well ventilated. Correct airflow will mean that air is circulated throughout the home and that air gets vented out to the proper place so moisture doesn’t build up in certain naturally warm areas of the home.

Inside the home – the use of air conditioners, especially in the south and southwest regions or humid climates, can be used to reduce the amount of moisture in the air. By turning on the air the home stays cooler, keeping the moisture and humidity down.

“As the season changes it is important to take preventative steps to make sure homes are ready to handle the upcoming season,” said Steven Johnson, owner of Aire Serv Over the Mountain. “One of the ways to be prepared to prevent mold is to be aware of potential growth spots and symptoms. If you are unsure if you have mold, contact a professional and they can do a thorough home inspection.”

Reducing humidity in the home:
Ventilate – areas of the home like kitchens and bathrooms should be ventilated. The basement should also have a ventilation system installed if it doesn’t already have one.

Run the air conditioner – running the air conditioner will raise the temperature of the home, reducing the humidity in the air.

Drain air conditioning lines – draining air conditioning lines and cleaning drip panes will reduce the amount of standing water, avoiding the chance for mold growth.

These homeowner tips on mold reduction from Aire Serv will ensure homes are ready to handle the seasonal changes and keep mold away.

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