Wet Weather: Dealing with Mold

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Controlling Mold:

  • Controlling humidity levels
  • Promptly fixing leaky roof, windows, and pipes
  • Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding
  • Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas

Cleaning Mold:

  • Remove from hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution od nor more than 1 cup bleach to 1 gallon water
    • If using bleach:
      • Never mix bleach with ammonia or other household cleaners; dangerous toxic fumes will be produced if mixed
      • Open windows and doors for ventilation
      • Wear non-porous gloves and eye wear
      • If area is greater than 10 square feet, consult U.S. Environmental Protective Agency (EPA) guide Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings
      • Fix the moisture problem

More info:

CDC: Mold

Mold Allergy

Preventing Mold

Fighting Mold

Repairing Leaks