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10 EPA Mold Prevention Tips

10 Approved Tips to Prevent Mold :

The following 10 tips are EPA approved and will help you prevent any mold contamination before the spores even think to settle and spread through your home!

1] As soon as a liquid is spilled, no matter the surface, make sure to clean up immediately. Mold most likely will not grow within the first 24-48 hours if moisture is removed.

2] Surround pipes and other cold surfaces with insulation.

3] When looking for a home or to build one, make sure the ground slopes away from the base house to avoid moisture collecting at the foundation.

4] Make sure air conditioning drains are kept clean and flowing properly.

Keep humidity levels in homes below 60%, preferably between 30% and 50%.

6] Store appliances like stoves and dryers outside where they get plenty of airflow, and vent moisture from collecting inside.

Be watching for moisture collection. This includes on appliances, windows or any furniture piece.

Periodically open doors and windows to increase airflow through your home.

9] When showering or bathing be sure to open a window or turn a bathroom fan on.

Clean and repair roof gutters as often as possible.

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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team

Source: Mary Beth Almond

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  2. Got condensation on kitchen and bed room windows that turns black after a few days……using a dehumidifier to decrease humidity but still on windows.

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