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Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

5/10/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Ten Things You Should Know About Mold Mold

  • Mold is found everywhere, indoors and outdoors. It is part of the natural environment. It’s usually not a problem, unless it starts to grow indoors.

  • The best way to control indoor mold is to control the moisture

  • Molds produce and release millions of spores small enough to be air-, water-, or insect-borne.

  • Common indoor molds are:

    • Cladosporium

    • Penicillium

    • Alternaria

    • Aspergillus



  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.

  • Reduce indoor humidity to decrease mold by:

    • Using de-humidifiers

    • Use the air vent in the bathrooms

    • Increasing ventilation

    • Using the exhaust fans whenever cooking



  • Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold as soon as possible.

  • Clean and dry any damp materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

  • Do not install carpeting in areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem such as basements, kitchen etc.

  • The best way to find mold is to look for signs of mold growth, water staining, warping, or to follow your nose to the source of the odor.

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