Mold is caused by moisture, and it has the potential to lead to health issues. However, there are lots of rumors swirling the internet about the growth and remediation of molds. Let’s clear the air: Here’s what the EPA has to say about mold.
Mold plays a large part in the natural environment; it helps break down dead organic matter like fallen leaves and trees. However, mold is not meant to grow inside. Mold can produce allergens, irritants and even mycotoxins. For those who are prone to allergic reactions, mold spores can lead to hay fever, red eyes and rashes.
How to clean it up
Smaller mold problems (less than 10 square feet) can typically be handled on your own. But if you’ve got serious mold growth, you’re better off hiring a professional like EnviroGreen Boston. We adhere to strict EPA guidelines, so rest assured your mold issue will be sorted out properly.
Mold control tips
Take the following steps to prevent and control mold in your home:
- Clean leaks and spills immediately to stop mold from growing
- Have your gutters cleaned frequently and repaired as necessary
- Maintain low indoor humidity (ideally less than 50 percent)
- Vent moisture-producing appliances, such as dryers, stoves and some heaters
- Turn on your air conditioner and/or dehumidifier when necessary
- Use exhaust fans when showering, cooking, washing dishes, etc.
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