Wet Weather: Mold

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Mold and your Health:

  • Those sensitive to mold
    • Mold can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing/wheezing, eye irritation, and sometimes skin irritation
  • Those with mold allergies have more severe reactions

Mold and Your Home:

  • Mold is found indoors AND outdoors
  • Enters home through:
    • Open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems
    • Mold in the air can attach to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets
  • Places with a lot of moisture may grow mold
    • Leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there was flooding
  • Grows well on
    • Paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products
  • Also grow in
    • Dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery

More info:

https://www.cdc.gov/mold/dampness_facts.htm

http://www.guardianbasementwaterproofinginc.com/repairing_leaks_around_your_home_21.html

 

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