Tips to Avoid Mold Contamination
Try to keep indoor humidity low, between 30 and 50 percent relative humidity if possible.
- Measure humidity levels with an inexpensive humidity meter.
- Seeing moisture or condensation on windows and walls is a good way to tell if humidity is high. Dry these areas immediately if possible.
- Make sure that shower and cooking areas are well ventilated.
- Use an air conditioner or dehumidifier during humid months.
Locate problem areas and then fix them.
Try to make your home mold resistant even though you cannot fully mold proof your home. Check your home and look for problem areas such as basement flooding, condensation on windows, water stains on the ceiling. An easy fix right now to prevent mold growth from happening could save you from expensive repairs in the future.
Dry excess water and damp areas immediately.
Proper ventilation will help keep moisture levels at a normal level. Mold needs moisture to grow. Keep your home as dry as you can to prevent mold growth. Keep mold from growing by having proper ventilation for showers and cooking areas.
If possible try to equip your home products are materials that are mold-resistant.
- Monitor indoor humidity.
- Make sure water is directed away from your home with your gutter system.
- Keep proper air circulation in your home.
- Keep indoor plants and pottery mold free.