September is Mold Awareness Month

September is Mold Awareness Month

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognizes September as National Mold Awareness Month. This month is designed to inform, educate and raise awareness about the adverse health effects due to exposure to indoor molds.

MOLD FACTS

Source: EPA (10 Things You Should Know About Mold)

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PREVENTING FUTURE MOLD GROWTH

Here are some steps you can take to prevent mold from growing in your home:

KEEP HUMIDITY LOW

High heat and humidity along with stagnant air provide the perfect breeding ground for mold.

VENTILATE

Dry out and ventilate areas of your home regularly, especially small, damp areas of your home such as your bathrooms. Bathrooms require ventilation fans to run for at least 30 minutes after a shower or bath to ensure that the area is adequately dry in order to prevent mold.

FIX LEAKS

Be on the lookout for any leaky pipes or plumbing issues that can create excess moisture in small, poorly ventilated spaces such as the basement, attic, bathrooms and garage. If you see any leaky pipes, repair them immediately and check the area for mold.

REDUCE MOISTURE

The best way to prevent mold growth in your home is to maintain a healthy humidity level with a dehumidifier. 

THE BEST DEFENSE STARTS HERE.

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