Mould Information - Prevention Tips

Controlling, and preventing moisture will prevent the growth, and spread of mould.

  • Stop water leaks, repair leaky roofs and plumbing. Keep water away from concrete slabs and basement walls.
  • Open windows and doors to increase air flow in your home, especially along the inside of exterior walls. Use a fan if there are no windows available.
  • Clean and dry water damaged carpets, clothing, bedding, and upholstered furniture within 24 to 48 hours, or consider removing and replacing damaged furnishings.
  • In the office, consider using leather-covered rather than fabric-covered office furniture. Fabric-covered cushions allow dust and moisture to build up in the cushioning, supporting the growth of dust mites
  • Make sure that warm air flows into all areas of the home. Move large objects a few inches away from the inside of exterior walls to increase air circulation.
  • Install and use exhaust fans in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms.
  • Vacuum and clean your home regularly to remove mold spores.
  • To determine if a vinyl product such as an insect screen is offgassing an irritating smell, remove the item and ventilate the room to see if the odor goes away.

"We NEED moisture to live! "


Penicilin and Toxic Mould

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