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How Can Bamboo Help Keep Your Home Mold-Free?

Around 70 per cent of homes in the US have mould—a fungal growth that forms and spreads on damp or decaying organic matter. Mould reproduces by releasing tiny spores that fly through the air until they land in another location. They can proliferate and form new colonies when they settle on a damp spot. Not all moulds are toxic, but exposure to a high concentration of spores can cause allergic issues such as a runny nose, watery eyes, coughing, difficulty breathing, and more severe reactions. If you want to keep your home mould-free, read on to discover how bamboo can be a useful ally.

Bamboo Charcoal

One of the best ways to avoid moulding interfering with your health and well-being is to prevent its formation altogether. You can do so with Bamboo Charcoal Natural Air Freshener Bags, which absorb moisture and allergens, bacteria, and pollutants. These bags are made from sustainable microporous, activated bamboo charcoal that cleans the air naturally. They are child- and pet-friendly, as they are completely biodegradable, non-toxic, and fragrance-free. 

Preventing Water Damage and Flooding

Ensure your home is well-maintained to prevent water from destroying your floors and fixtures. Check your plumbing regularly and ensure pipes are in optimal condition. Fix any leaks in your air-conditioning and your roofs and windows. If your home has been flooded, have a professional water damage restoration company extract water and detect signs of damage. Remove damaged materials such as carpets, cabinetry, and drywall. Clean and disinfect walls and flooring if mold has appeared, and consider backing your charcoal bags up with special drying equipment. The latter uses air movement, evaporation, and temperature control to restore dryness to your interiors.

Maintaining Your Charcoal Bags

To keep your charcoal bags in tip-top condition, activate the charcoal regularly by placing the bags in the sun for at least one hour once a month. Turn the bags over various times so that the heat of the UV rays reaches all the charcoal evenly. If you do this regularly, your bags could last for years.

Where Should You Place Your Charcoal Bags?

Be generous with your charcoal bags, placing them in rooms that are exposed to moisture regularly. These include the bathroom, basement, and kitchen. Because bamboo bags are so safe, you can keep them in the fridge. You can also pop them into your gym bag or vehicle. The bags are tiny and have a metal-framed hole at the top, which makes them easy to hang practically anywhere—including your office. They come in an attractive grey hue, fitting in with practically any colour scheme.

Mould is a big problem in the US, with statistics showing that most homes battle this problem. Mould proliferates in rainy, damp areas and can be rampant after a home has been flooded. Bamboo charcoal bags containing activated charcoal can help prevent mould formation by absorbing excess moisture. Because they are non-toxic, they can be placed practically anywhere you choose to keep damp- and mould-free.

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