- 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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