It is a common scenario - you look up to the ceiling of your bathroom and see a large patch of mold growth. Usually, this is easy to clean and is removed in a short period of time. However, it always seems to reoccur. In fact, chances are there is mold growing in your home that you can't even see.

Prevent Mold From Growing in Your Home

If you are interested in a permanent solution to mold growth and the damage it can cause to your home, Archer Cleaning and Restoration Services has some tips which can help.

Stop Moisture From Entering Your Home

One of the most common places for mold to grow is at the base of carpets.

Using doormats, both inside and outside our home, are the best protection for your carpets against mold growth. By limiting the amount of water and environmental debris that enters your home and is pushed into your carpets, you limit the chances of mold growing in your carpet.

Additionally, be sure to vacuum your carpet regularly to further remove any mold spores which have been able to enter your home.

Tend to Spills Immediately

A further tip to preventing mold growth in your carpets is to always dry and clean spills thoroughly and immediately. A simple pat with a paper towel to remove what you can see on the surface is not sufficient. Take a few minutes and ensure the liquid is completely removed.

Reduce the Humidity in Your Home

It is no surprise that everybody enjoys hot weather. However, with hot weather comes mold. When temperatures rise it can cause the humidity in your home to increase, resulting in damp areas on your walls, furniture, and flooring. This moisture provides the perfect breeding ground for mold.

When the weather is hot, either use your air-conditioner to control the temperatures, or utilize a purpose designed dehumidifying device to remove moisture from the air.

If you do not have any of the two devices mentioned above, your best defense will be regular fans and to open your doors and windows to encourage air flow. Target your fans in an attempt to create a wind-tunnel through your home which can remove any humidity.

If you notice mold growth and damage in your home, don't leave its removal to chance. Speak with Archer Cleaning and Restoration Services at 888-436-3499 and ask about thorough and safe mold removal services.


The bathroom is the most common space for mold to grow because of the rising steam and dark spaces. There are a few ways to reduce mold growth in your bathroom:

- Take less hot showers to reduce the amount of steam which is created

- Install an electric air-vent which actively removes steam from the bathroom

- Open any and all windows before, during, and for a short period after your shower


The kitchen is also a popular place for mold growth due to the temperatures and steam caused by cooking.

- If you have a kitchen window, keep it open while you cook. This tip also applies to any nearby windows which can allow steam to exit.

- If your range hood includes exhaust fans, turn them on as high as possible while you cook and then reduce them to a mid-level speed as you are serving food. Once you are eating, further reduce it to a slow speed before finally turning off.


The attic often sees a lot of mold growth, and in turn, a lot of mold damage simply because it isn't a heavily trafficked area.

- If your attic has windows, do your best to open them at least once a month for an entire day to encourage fresh air

- Ensure that your roof is not leaking

- Ensure any pipes in your attic are also not leaking

- Remove any storage boxes which are placed against the wall of your roof. In the event your roof does leak, these boxes can absorb moisture and promote mold growth.

Mold Remediation and Property Restoration Services in Polk County, WI

If you have noticed mold growth in your home, do not leave it to chance by removing it yourself. Incorrectly removing mold can result in further mold growth throughout your home if any spores enter the air.

Speak with a mold remediation professional at Archer Cleaning and Restoration Services by calling 888-436-3499 (toll-free) and request an expert attend your property for inspection and removal.

With access to professional grade equipment and extensive experience, Archer Cleaning and Restoration Services can and will safely and thoroughly remove any mold growth from your home.
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