Apr 201514

Avoid a Moldy Spring with Holmes Approved Concrobium Mold Control

By: Concrobium Mold Experts

It’s only natural that with the first hint of warmer temperatures that thoughts turn to pulling out the grill, dusting off the patio furniture, and cleaning up the yard.  But considering the above average snowfall and the below average temperatures that buried much of North America this past winter, it might be a good idea to take a few precautions so that you and your family can concentrate on the more fun parts of spring instead of dealing with a mold outbreak.

Melting Snowman courtesy flickr user Bikes & Books. www.flickr.com/photos/bikesandbooks/ - no moldy basements with Concrobium

Before the mercury rises and the damp, early spring weather sets in you might want to have a look at the snow accumulation around your house.  If you live in parts of the Northeastern United States or the Canadian Maritimes where piles of snow often reached shoulder height this winter, this goes double for you.  Chances are good that at least some of that snow is covering a sewer grate or is piled perilously close to the house.  Depending on the grade in your area make sure you’ve gotten as much snow as far down grade from your house as possible so that the melt doesn’t end up running into your basement. Next, have a look at any drains around the house and near your property.  Are any of them covered with snow?  If they are, you should make sure they’re uncovered so the combination of snow melting and spring rain doesn’t conspire to send a raging torrent of run-off back into your home.

If the worst happens, and your home does end up the unfortunate victim of some water damage you should treat it immediately because mold can take hold within 48 hours of any water damage. Depending on the amount of the damage, you can treat the mold yourself with a little know how, the right tools, and Concrobium Mold Control.  For a full step-by-step guide to treating mold, you can download this tip-sheet  or watch the video below.

Remember, mold can affect air quality and ultimately your family’s health.  That’s why we’re proud to have partnered with renovation professional and DIY TV personality Mike Holmes to have Concrobium Mold Control recognized as a Holmes Approved product. The HOLMES Approved Products program was designed to help homeowners choose products that support the health and safety of their home, including improved indoor air quality. Concrobium Mold Control®, an EPA-registered antimicrobial, provides a safe and effective solution for tackling mold problems.

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