Hire A Professional Landscaper To Help Keep Mold Out Of Your House

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Besides doing things in your home to keep mold away, you can hire a landscaper to help you landscape your yard. This will not only add another layer of protection from mold, but will make your yard look beautiful.

Divert Water Drainage

If you have land that slopes toward your house, moisture builds up at your foundation every time it rains. When this happens, the water can end up seeping into your foundation, basement or under your house, and give the perfect place for mold to start growing.

The landscaper can change the slope to go away from your house instead of towards it. Before the landscaper will do this, he or she will find out if there are any utility lines in the area. Once this is done, the landscaper will look for any drainage areas where he or she can divert the water. If you do not have any drains close to your property, the water will drain off the edge of your property. The landscaper has equipment he or she can use to dig the soil, or the contractor may do it by hand if you have a small property.

Choose the Best Location for Shrubs and Trees

Where you plant shrubs or evergreens in your yard can have an impact on mold growth. Do not plant them on the south side of your house, as this is where you will receive most of the sun coming through your windows. If you do, this side of your home will be cooler and damper, giving mold the perfect place to grow.  If you want to plant new shrubs or trees, the north side of your home is the best place to plant them.

Let the Light In

Keep the branches on your trees thinned out to allow the sun to shine on the ground around your home. Mold hates the sun as the heat stops it in its tracks. If the landscaper does not have experience doing this, hire a tree trimmer to do the job for you.

You should keep an eye out for mold in your home at all times, and clean it immediately. Bleach works well at killing mold. Fill up a spray bottle with half bleach and half water and spray it on. Let it sit for a few minutes, and then wipe it off. If you continue to have a mold problem, or are not able to clean it all, consider hiring a contractor to clean it for you.

For more information, check out companies such as Bios Environments.

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Home Repair Tips for the Novice

When I bought my first home, I was terribly inexperienced when it came to maintaining it. It seemed as if something was always broken. After spending a weekend battling with my oven, I decided that I enough was enough. I started reading everything I could about things related to the home. By the end of my research, I still could not fix my plumbing, but I could look knowledgeable as the plumber explained what was wrong. In an effort to help others avoid the tedious task of reading book after book about plumbing and appliance repairs, I started this blog. Hopefully, this information will save someone from a weekend spent wrestling with their own appliances.