4 Ways to Prevent Mold Growth Under Your Floors

Posted on January 22nd, 2016 by

Moisture in your home can do more damage than you realize. When it comes to preventing mold growth under your floors, there are a few things you can do to maintain a clean and healthy home. Consider these 4 tips, brought to you by the flooring and design experts at Carpet Mills of America.

1. Upgrade Your Carpet

Make an investment in your home with quality fibers, latex backing, and a durable pad. This is one of the surest ways to prevent mold growth under your floors. Using durable and mid-to-upper range products will usually last for at least 20 years. Lower-quality products can break down and allow moisture deep into carpet pile or padding. In addition to protecting your home and family from mold growth, quality carpeting maintains its shape and look much longer than olefin fibers that are sold at a discount.

2. Wipe and Clean Floors Regularly

Spot clean spills and schedule a routine floor cleaning on a weekly and monthly basis. If needed, hire a professional to pay special attention to your baseboards and walls in addition to the flooring.

3. Pay Attention to the Walls, Ceilings, and Other Surfaces in Your Home

Make repairs early when you notice faucets or other plumbing that leaks or drips. When water seeps down your walls as a result of leaks or faulty plumbing, mold growth could be taking place under your floors. The main problem with leaky or deteriorated plumbing is you often cannot see the problem until it grows.

4. Remodel

If you’re serious about preventing mold growth under your floors, the best way to start is with a little bit of remodeling. Consider upgrading your flooring to cork board or water-resistant tile flooring. The quality of material used in your floor plays an important role in the presence or absence of mold. Damaged, decaying, or decrepit flooring can harbor mold and encourage its hidden growth. While you can clean the top surfaces, there is nothing you can do beneath the floor unless you remodel.

For other solutions to keep mold from growing beneath your floors, get in touch with CMA Flooring in Carrollton, TX. We offer a wide variety of wood, tile, vinyl, and carpet styles Carrollton homeowners prefer. Give us a call today at 972-418-6606. One of our friendly representatives would be happy to assist you.