Exposure to mold can cause health effects in some people. Mold spores are always found in the air we breathe, but extensive mold contamination may cause health problems. Breathing mold can causeallergic and respiratory symptomsAround the house:
Run dehumidifiers and air scrubbers, especially if you live in hot, humid climates.
Try and keep indoor humidity below 60%. You can buy a measuring gadget called a hygrometer at hardware stores.
Keep air conditioning drip pans clean.
Keep the house warm in cool weather to prevent moist air from condensing on cold surfaces.
Dry wet areas within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Fix leaks and seepage. The ground should slope away from your house to keep water out.
Open doors between rooms to increase circulation. Use fans, too.
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