How do I prevent mold?

Molds Need the Following Conditions to Grow

  • Food sources such as organic matter like wood, leaves, paper, and soil
  • Moisture such as humidity or water
  • Space

How to Prevent Mold

  • Install and use fans that are vented outdoors in kitchens and bathrooms
  • Ventilate the attic and crawl spaces of your home to prevent moisture accumulation
  • Clean and dry wet carpeting within 24 hours
  • Remove and replace carpeting that cannot be dried
  • Check for cracking of sheetrock
  • Check weather stripping
  • Obtain a dehumidifier
  • Repair leaks promptly
  • Replace wet building materials

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1. What are molds?
2. Can molds cause me to be ill?
3. Are some molds toxic?
4. What is the toxic mold described on TV?
5. How do I know if the S. atra mold is in my house?
6. What are the common molds found in homes?
7. How can mold become a problem in my building?
8. What are the common areas for the S. atra mold to grow in buildings?
9. Should I have my mold tested?
10. How do I clean up molds?
11. Can I become ill from cleaning up mold?
12. How do I choose a mold remediation specialist?
13. How do I prevent mold?
14. Can the heating and air conditioning ductwork become contaminated?
15. Where can I get more information?