How to Prevent Fungal Growth in Your House

To prevent fungal growth, dry all wet materials quickly. These materials include carpet, carpet padding, trim, drywall and other wall coverings, furniture and subfloor. If you decide not to call professional cleaners, open all windows if it isn't raining. Remove all damaged flooring, trim and furniture. Either dry it thoroughly or replace it. Rent powerful dehumidifiers to pull moisture from the walls. Run fans to help dry all surfaces. Drywall may need to be replaced if it is damaged. While this can be a cumbersome undertaking, your home will retain its value if it does not have unhealthy mold as a deterrent.

Insurance companies may pay for the damage depending on what caused the problem. Check your policy to see if your damages are covered by your policy. The worst thing the owner of a water damaged property can do is ignore the problem and hope it goes away. Mold thrives in neglected environments.

Educated prospective home buyers will hire an inspector before buying a home. One of the things that will alert an inspector to potential hazards and damage is the presence of mold. Even if the home doesn't smell like mold or mildew, mold can still lurk in the dark crevices of a home. Ensure your home retains its value by swiftly and carefully repairing any water damage... and stop mold before it grows.