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.
5] 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.
7] Be watching for moisture collection. This includes on appliances, windows or any furniture piece.
8] 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.
10] Clean and repair roof gutters as often as possible.
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Joslyn from the MoldBlogger Team
Source: Mary Beth Almond