Ten Things You Should Know About Mold

  1. Decrease indoor humidity, between 30% and 60%, to reduce the mold growth by installing vents in the bathrooms, dryers, and other moisture-generating resources to the outside; by using air conditioners and dehumidifiers; by increasing the ventilation; and by utilizing the exhaust fans while cooking, dishwashing, and cleaning.
  2. When the mold is an issue in your house or school, you must clean up the mold and get rid of the source of moisture.
  3. Probable health effects and symptoms related to mold exposures also include allergy reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints.
  4. Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24 to 48 hours to stop mold growth.
  5. There is no handy way to get rid all mold and mold spores in the indoor settings; a good way to control the indoor mold growth is to control the moisture.
  6. Stop condensation by reducing potential the condensation on cold surfaces like windows, piping, roof, floors, or exterior walls through insulation.
  7. Repair the source of the water problem or leaks to stop mold growth.
  8. Clean mold off the hard surfaces with detergent and water and let them dry fully. Ceiling tiles are absorbent materials that are moldy and they may need to be replaced.
  9. Molds may be seen almost anywhere and they may grow virtually on any substance as long as there is moisture.
  10. In places where there is an eternal moisture problem, do not build carpeting like by the drinking fountains, by the classroom sinks, or on the concrete floors wit leakage or frequent condensation.

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