How to Keep Your Apartment Walls Mold & Mildew Free

Having an apartment can lead to a fantastic lifestyle; you’re close to many amenities in the city, with most stores and services being within walking distance. You can also enjoy the benefits of a more fabulous social life, being closer to all of the better restaurants and clubs in the city. Even better, apartments require a pretty low level of maintenance, with few of the more complex aspects of house ownership carrying over to an apartment.

However, apartments aren’t the total package. For one, they’re smaller than your average house while usually costing more to rent because of their location in the city. Even worse, apartments struggle with keeping airflow and ventilation, meaning they can create specific health problems - such as mold and mildew.

Now, while it’s always a good idea to fix these issues using a non-toxic and family-safe wall mending agent, sometimes the best way to resolve a problem is to prevent it from occurring in the first place.

So, in today’s blog, we’re going to explore the best ways that you can prevent the growth of mold and mildew in your apartment.

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Ventilation Nation

A crucial element of apartment ownership and maintenance is the management of moisture. The simple reality of apartment living is that you’re living with potentially dozens of other people in a single block, making it hard for air to flow through your home when compared to a more open house.

As a result, it’s best to make sure that you’ve got your windows open when available and have fans in your home to increase the airflow, particularly after you’ve had a hot shower or done some kitchen cleaning.

Leaks & Spills

With a roof that is often someone else floor and at least one wall shared with a neighbor, there are plenty of opportunities for your home to incur leaks from pipes or spills. With lower poor airflow and low light, these spots can stay undisturbed quite easily, growing mold and mildew.

Keeping an eye out for potential leaks and spills in your apartment should be a key concern of apartment ownership; if you can clean the spot or fix the leak with 24 hours of it forming, then you have a chance at keeping the growing bacteria away.

Strong Foundations

This is a suggestion that’s more suited to making sure you’re buying a suitable apartment rather than preventing mold growth, but the result is the same, so it’s worth mentioning. The best way to keep mold and mildew out of your apartment is to make sure you haven’t bought or rented a place that has poor water management.

Check the foundations of the building when looking to buy or rent and see if you can figure out whether the building slopes away from the foundation. A sloped foundation prevents the water from building at the base of the building and keeps moisture around the tower itself from growing over time.

Most mold spores can be transported in the air, and the last thing you want is for your home to get infested because a gust of wind blew over the bog at the bottom of your building.

If you have any other questions about wall repair or Safemend Wall Mending Agent’s benefits, don’t be afraid to contact our team here

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