Keeping Your Garage Mold-Free | How to Prevent Mold in Your Garage

June 10, 2024
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Gary Giordano

Keeping Your Garage Mold-Free | How to Prevent Mold in Your Garage

Mold can be a real nuisance in the home, especially in dark and damp areas like basements and garages. It not only looks unpleasant, but it can also cause health problems, such as respiratory conditions and allergies. So how do you keep your garage mold-free? Here are some tips to help you out.

Check for Existing Mold

The first step is to check your garage for existing mold. A visual inspection should be enough to spot any visible signs of mold growth. If you notice any telltale patches or streaks of black, green, white or gray on walls or other surfaces in your garage, then you may have a problem that needs addressing right away.

Control Humidity Levels

Mold thrives in humid environments, so the key to preventing it is to keep humidity levels low. You can do this by improving ventilation in the garage by installing an exhaust fan or opening windows if possible. Dehumidifiers can also be used to reduce moisture levels in the air. Additionally, avoid storing items that are liable to attract moisture such as wet laundry and potted plants as this will increase your chances of having a mold problem.

Clean Regularly

Regular cleaning is essential when it comes to keeping your garage free from mold. Wipe down all surfaces with a damp cloth and make sure that any spills are cleaned up straight away. Vacuum floors frequently and always sweep out dirt and debris that has been tracked inside from outside. Disinfecting surfaces with mild detergent and water will also help prevent mold growth as well as bacteria buildup which can cause further problems over time if not addressed properly.


Mold can be a major issue in garages if it’s not kept under control with proper maintenance and cleaning practices. Checking for existing mold growth, controlling humidity levels, and cleaning regularly are all important steps to take when trying to prevent future outbreaks of this pesky fungus. With vigilance on your part, you should have no problem keeping your garage free from mold!

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Customer testimonials

I had a devastating fire in my home, which led to extensive water and mold damage. Gary and his crew were so polite and professional. They took great care in cleaning and packing my possessions in an orderly way. They compiled an easy to follow inventory, cataloging everything and providing a detailed list of all of the contents of my home. When I was able to move back into my house, all of my belongings were returned to their proper places. Gary always worked in my best interest and it was wonderful to feel like he was an ally to me during this extremely difficult time in my life. I would recommend Giordano Restoration to anyone who is faced with a disaster in their home.

Rita V.

Hot water heater filled our basement a couple weeks before Christmas.  Giordano Restoration was fast, informative and professional.  Amazing staff.  I 100% recommend Giordano Restoration.

Vali Troxell

I highly recommend Gary and his team for any mold and/or water damage. They are top notch. Very professional and SO thorough and clean!  They pack everything thing up, move it out and unpack just it was prior to the loss. I would definitely utilize his services again if need be.

Joan Green

Gary was fantastic throughout the whole process. Very timely at responding and explains everything in detail so as a consumer you know what’s happening next. His knowledge of mold remediation is unparallel to anyone in the business. Very professional and as a real estate agent felt completely at ease and comfortable with Gary. I have the absolute trust in him and I highly recommend him to any and all of my clients.

Scott Pellerin