Few things in life are more aggravating than finding mold on your property. Not only is it an annoyance, it's also a serious health hazard. Your storage shed should be a trusted place for you to keep possessions safe and dry, so finding mold on or inside your shed is something you want to prevent whenever possible. Here are a few tips.

Keep Things Dry

Everything in your shed should be dry before it goes in and the shed gets sealed up. Otherwise, that moisture can spread to the floor, walls, and ceiling and you'll soon see mold growing everywhere. Things like tents, golf clubs, bikes, lawn equipment, and work boots all have the easiest potential to bring moisture into your shed, so be sure to take the time to dry things off first.

Vent Your Shed

Vent for Shed

If your shed seems prone to moisture, consider installing vents to improve air flow. Ventilation in your shed will improve the air quality, help with moisture prevention, and can make your shed last longer. Additionally, it's a good idea to periodically open the doors and windows in your shed during dry weather to help air it out.

Keep An Eye On Your Roof

Mold especially likes to hang out in between asphalt shingles and in crevices of metal roofs. Clean your shed's roof off whenever dirt or seeds accumulate on it. Mold on your shed's roof can grow down into the timbers supporting the walls and, before you know it, you'll have a much more serious problem on your hands.

Mold is one of the smartest things for homeowners to be paranoid about. Getting ahead of any future mold problems in your home or storage areas will only make your life easier in the long run. Contact us at Shed Supply when you're ready to tackle your next project and we'll get you all set up with supplies, accessories, and tools to make the job quick and easy - and mold-free!