• REACT immediately to a water, moisture, or high humidity event Immediately clean up water leaks or spills indoors
  • Address the cause of any condensation on windows or pipes
  • Control humidity by keeping it between 35-45%
  • Increase ventilation or air movement by opening doors and/or windows or use fans when humidity nears 55%
  • Use dehumidifiers in at-risk areas
  • Establish humidity monitors in at-risk areas and check regularly
  • Fix plumbing leaks immediately
  • Scrub visible mold off of hard surfaces
  • Clean and repair roof gutters and down spouts regularly
  • Landscape ground and sidewalks away from the building foundation
  • Clean air conditioning drip pans regularly
  • Vent appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes dryers, stoves, and kerosene heaters. Exhaust to the outdoors where possible
  • Run the bathroom exhaust fan during showers plus twenty minutes
  • Use exhaust fans when cooking, running the dishwasher or other moisture creating tasks
  • Dispose of porous materials in which mold has rooted (ceiling tiles, carpet, drywall).
  • When removing mold contaminated components, if disposal requires moving through non-contaminated areas, bag the components so as not to cross-contaminate other areas in the building.
  • Do not paint or caulk moldy surfaces without first cleaning the surface and ridding it of the mold colonies.
  • Minimize clutter. Mold spores get trapped in the clutter and will lay dormant until a moisture events occurs.
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