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Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

6/5/2018 (Permalink)

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.