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10 Things to Know About Mold

11/27/2017 (Permalink)

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10 Things to Know About Mold:

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), there are 10 things you should know about mold:

  1. Potential health effects.
  2. No practical way to eliminate mold; the best way is through moisture control.
  3. If mold becomes a problem, you must clean up mold and eliminate the source of moisture.
  4. To prevent mold growth, find the source and fix the issue.
  5. Reduce indoor humidity by venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture sources outside. Use air conditioners and de-humidifiers.
  6. Clean and dry damp or wet materials quickly to prevent mold growth.
  7. Should mold be present, clean surfaces with detergent and dry completely. Materials like ceiling tiles, sheet rock and etc, should be replaced.
  8. Prevent condensation.
  9. In areas where there is a moisture problem, do not install carpeting.
  10. Mold can be found almost anywhere and can grow on just about anything.

For more information on mold visit www.epa.gov.

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