Preventing Mold

Most homeowners insurance companies consider mold caused by water to be a home maintenance issue and typically isn’t covered by the standard homeowners policy. What this means is that mold is considered a preventable problem.

There are several things you can do to prevent mold in your home.

  • Clean indoor water spills immediately. Wet or damp areas that are dried within 24 to 48 hours will usually not become moldy
  • Clean and repair your gutters.
  • Ensure your ground slopes away from the building so water doesn’t pool or collect around the foundation.
  • Keep your air conditioning drip pans cleaned out and drain lines unobstructed.
  • Keep your indoor humidity below 60% but ideally between 30% and 50%. If you see condensation collecting on walls, windows, or pipes, act immediately and dry those surfaces. Condensation is a sure sign of high humidity.

Preventing mold is ultimately your responsibility, so taking as many precautions to prevent it is very important.

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