First-time home buyer Kelly Sullivan knew to expect the unexpected when she and her husband, Sean, started looking for an east Cobb home last year. With Sean just having left the Army for a civilian job and a toddler in tow, the couple had one surprise remaining after their offer was accepted on their dream home.
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Tips for preventing mold in your home
- Run a dehumidifier in your basement
- Run your air conditioner, even in your basement, and use a programmable thermostat to keep air moving
- Gutters and downspouts should be entirely cleaned of all debris
- Grading: The ground around the perimeter of the home should slope away from the foundation
- A plastic vapor barrier or a polyethylene plastic should be installed inside every crawl space to cover the dirt floor
- Inspect your home on a regular basis for mold and don’t ignore a potential problem area