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Best Ways to Reduce Mold Allergies This Winter

Posted in Blog | Indoor Air Quality | Mold Inspection on November 20th, 2015 by Lindsay Haas

If you suffer from allergies, often times it may feel like you are fighting a losing battle. Mold thrives in so many places that it’s hard not to come in contact with it. Below are some tips as to how you can reduce your mold allergies this winter:

Take the moisture out:

Make your home less mold-friendly! The key to controlling this is to control the amount of moisture in the air. Dehumidifiers and air conditioners can help with this. Humidity should be below 60%.

Keep it clean:

Mold thrives in damp, warm places. Bathrooms and humid kitchens are known to hold tons of mold. An exhaust fan or open window in the bathroom can help to cut down on humidity. In the kitchen,  keep an eye out for mold in refrigerator drip pans, door seals, and garbage pails.

Check your basement:

Lower the humidity in your basement by turning up the thermostat or running a dehumidifier. Mold grows on old papers, bedding and clothes. Keeping these things in air tight water proof containers can make it so mold cannot sneak in.

Get the mold out!

If you spot mold on a hard surface in your home such as glass, plastic or tile, be sure to clean it using a bleach solution, soap and water, or a commercial product. Often times cleaning it is not enough, contact the professionals to ensure all the mold has been removed.

Filter your air:

Cleaning your air filter is a huge way to make sure mold stays out of your home. Change these regularly.

Act Fast:

If a leak or spill occurs in your home, dry it ASAP to keep mold from growing.

Contact Us!

Mold inside of homes is not an issue to be taken lightly. Contact us today and get your mold test done by the professionals at MDmoldtesting where we provide thorough mold and home inspection services in Washington D.C., Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia.