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Never do that: this common way of dealing with mold provokes even more problems

Alina MilsentLife
How to deal with mold

Mold is not just an aesthetic problem. Fungal spores can cause a variety of illnesses, including respiratory problems and skin rashes. Mold is especially dangerous for people suffering from respiratory, hematological and immune diseases. With a weakened immune system, the consequences can be more serious.

Do not allow the walls or ceiling to become overgrown with fungal spores. The Sun shared what not to do with mold and what common ways of dealing with the fungus can be dangerous.

Why mold appears

Mold is usually caused by excessive humidity. There are a number of factors that provoke the active reproduction of fungal spores:

  • poor ventilation or its complete absence;
  • insufficient air circulation in the room, lack of regular ventilation;
  • residual humidity formed after the repair;
  • poor waterproofing of the walls.

What not to do with mold

The worst thing you can do with mold is to simply deal with it as an aesthetic defect. You should not try to paint the walls or ceiling if the surfaces are affected by the fungus under no circumstances.

Jamie Hancox, an expert at the Tikkurila paint brand, told the Huffington Post, "Although it may seem like you've visually dealt with the problem, the mold spores will still be alive under the layer of paint you've applied and will soon show through again."

Buying paint will not only be an extra expense but also a waste of time.

Expert Evan Jones from Bathroom Supastore warns, "Condensation forms on windows when the air is too cold."

Keeping the temperature in your home above 15°C will stop condensation from forming. By the way, keeping the temperature constant can also help reduce your energy bills.

If you find that your home is still filled with excess moisture, you may want to consider purchasing a dehumidifier.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA shared that improvised remedies such as vinegar or baking soda will help to get rid of mold. You can also buy antifungal sprays. Read more about how to clean the bathroom from fungus in the article.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA shared how to remove mold from flower pots and prevent it from appearing in the future.

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