Ah, September — school is back in session, we’re at the cusp of crisp fall weather and mold is probably taking claim to your home. Too much? Let’s skip the drama, but now that we have you thinking about mold, let’s talk about how you can eliminate any potential mold problems before they start.
Without getting too scientific, mold reproduces through tiny spores, which are invisible to the naked eye and float around the air. Mold needs moisture to grow and do so when the spores land on wet surfaces.
And mold is not just unsightly. It also produces allergens, irritants and in some cases, potentially toxic substances (mycotoxins). Inhaling or touching mold can cause asthma attacks or allergic reactions, including sneezing, runny nose, red eyes and skin rash.
Luckily, there are ways to prevent mold from inhabiting your home, and we’ve got your action plan right here:
Click here for more tips from the Environment Protection Agency.