Mould can become dangerous to health and some of the negative effects include but are not limited to allergic reactions as well as respiratory conditions. These mould prevention tips will help you to be better prepared to manage and prevent mould indoors. This is not an all-inclusive list and further information is available.
Basic Mould Prevention Tips
Plumbing: You will want to repair leaky plumbing issues within the building as soon as possible. Early prevention in this area will help delay or even prevent the onset of dangerous mould issues in the future. This includes looking for areas where condensation may occur and taking corrective measures early on.
Temperature: Poor temperature levels could lead to an increase in mould growth and may lead to serious health complications. Insulating a space when required, while increasing air circulation is just two of the options that are available to help to regulate temperate and decrease moisture in the air. It is also a good idea to keep the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning drip pans dry, clean and unobstructed. This way you can be sure that you have taken the needed steps to keep the temperature levels at an ideal setting. When it doubt adjust the settings until you feel confident that there is less moisture in the air.
Appliances: Keep the moisture generating appliances (such as dryers) outside whenever possible. You should maintain low indoor humidity (below 60%); the ideal range is 30-50%.
Foundations: Do not allow these areas to remain wet, clean up spills immediately, if you have a drainage system, ensure that it is sloping away from the foundation and not coming back into the foundation. This will help to prevent the water from coming back into the property and causing mould growth.
If you do happen to discover mould do not touch it with your bare hands or allow it to get into your eyes. Avoid breathing in the mould and call a specialist to remove it.