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Palm Desert Office: (760) 320-2128
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Servicing Riverside County, CA
02/08/2017
Mold, just saying the word aloud makes you feel funky. Mold can be good when it comes to some cheeses or penicillin, but I can be horrible when it comes to your home. It can be hazardous to your health, not to mention unattractive to look at. It can grow on your carpet, food, paper, walls, ceilings, and floors, basically everywhere. Those mold spores travel from one place to another and can be really difficult to get rid of. The best way to deal with mold is to prevent it before it becomes a problem. It all comes down to moisture control at home. Follow these tips Daniel’s DKI bring you to prevent mold buildup in your house in Palm Desert.

Find Problem Areas

While there is no quick magical fix to mold-proof your home, there are some ways to make it mold-resistant.  It all begins with a thorough home examination. Look around your house and find the common problem areas. Hint: flooding basements, water stains, persistent leaks, or condensation close to windows are definitely problem areas. Preventing the formation of mold can be as easy as removing the carpet from your damp basement, using mold resistant products, or stopping condensation before it forms. It can also be something major like excavation and waterproofing. It’s better to deal with the situation early than allowing it to grow and end up being a much more costly repair.

Declutter

Decluttering might not seem related to mold build up, but it is. Clutter can block the air flow. When temperatures drop, the air holds less moisture. Which means all that extra moisture has to go somewhere else, like your walls window and floors if your place isn’t properly ventilated. Try to keep your furniture away from the walls, open some doors, and move anything that can be blocking the air low. Let some fresh air in and turn on some fans to reduce moisture and keep mold at bay.

Indoor Climate

During hot and humid summer days all you want is to have your air conditioner in full blast. If you set the thermostat too high then the A/C won’t dehumidify your air properly. If you set it too low, you create cold surfaces ideal for water condensation. Either way you go, moisture appears. In order to prevent moisture you need to set your thermostat at 78 degrees F. When you’re A/C is on, you should always keep your windows and doors closed. Otherwise you let the cool air escape inviting humidity into your home and wasting money and electricity. Open windows and doors cause condensation, mold’s favorite. If you've been guilty of welcoming condensation and mold at home and are looking for a way to get them out, Daniel's DKI is what you need. They are experts at mold removal in Palm Desert. You can call them at: (760) 320-2128.

Get a Dehumidifier

Dehumidifiers remove excess moisture from the air. What a great way to reduce the possibility of mold growth at home. You can get a dehumidifier and  attach it to your furnace to removes excess moisture throughout your whole house, it should be connected to a drain so you don’t have to worry about emptying the tank. This sort of dehumidifier is the best option if you live in a very humid area. A portable dehumidifier will suffice if you only go through occasional dampness and musty smells.

Fix Your Gutters

That leak on your roof can be the one causing your mold problem and it probably has an easy fix. Perhaps your gutters are full or damaged, and in serious need of cleaning or repair. Keep an eye for any water stains or leaks present after a storm and check your gutters.

Take Care of Your Houseplants

Houseplants are a beautiful addition to your home and they clean your indoor air. However, they can be the perfect hosts for mold. That moist soil is the ideal breeding place for mold, which can later spread to other parts of your house. This doesn’t mean that you should get rid of your plants, you can look for a product that can hinder mold growth. Taheebo tea comes from a tree that can withstand fungi growth in rainforests. Water your plants with some of the tea to give them that extra protection. You can find it at some natural food stores.

Call a Home Renovation Professional in Palm Desert

If you find yourself unable to deal with the moisture problem on your own, or if you need help removing existing mold call Daniel’s DKI, home renovation experts. They have the knowledge needed to help you fix your moisture or mold problem in Palm Desert. Schedule a house call by calling them here: (760) 320-2128.
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Banning
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Bermuda Dunes
Cathedral City
Coahella Valley
Indian Wells
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Morongo Valley
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