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Mold Prevention Tips

The key to mold prevention is moisture control. Here are some mold prevention recommendations:

  • Be on the lookout for condensation and wet spots in your home and fix the source(s) of the moisture as soon as possible.

  • Prevent moisture build-up from condensation by increasing the temperature by adding insulation or air circulation in your home.

  • Reduce the humidity in the air by repairing leaks, increasing ventilation (if outside air is cold and dry) or dehumidifying (if outside air is hot and humid).

  • Maintain an indoor humidity level below 70 percent.

  • Keep air conditioning, heating system and dehumidifier drip pans empty, flowing properly and unobstructed.

  • Water leaks and spills should be cleaned, dried out and, if needed, repaired within 24 to 48 hours.

  • Vent moisture-generating appliances such as clothes dryers outside, if possible.

  • Vent your kitchen and bathrooms when cooking and bathing using exhaust fans.

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