5 things to know about mold
Here are 5 things you should know about mold:
1: Eliminating "all" mold
There is actually no way to eliminate all mold in your environment. Mold spores are a natural occurrence and they can not be removed. The only time they are not good is when they're introduced to a moist, dark environment such as a basement or attic, for example.
2: Sources of moisture
It's important that you fix all leaks as soon as you spot them to prevent and reduce the possibility of mold growth.
3: Reduce and monitor indoor humidity
If you keep your indoor humidity at around 30-60% you can decrease the potential of mold growth.
- Have vents in your bathrooms and exhaust fans in your kitchens
- Use dehumidifiers when necessary
4: Cleaning up spills and leaks
Clean up and dry any spills or leaks right away to prevent mold growth.
If there is an area of your home that's prone to excessive moisture, it's best not to install carpeting there, it can be a host for mold growth.