Mold prevention

To prevent mold damage in your apartment is important to immediately repair any plumbing leaks and dry all moisture sources. There are also actions that help to minimize mold growth if they are performed on a regular basis. You should periodically clean and dry the walls and floors in the toilet and kitchen, including spaces around the sink, bathtub, shower, toilets, windows, countertops, and windowsills and patio doors using any type of detergent. When in bathroom, you should turn on the pre-installed bathroom fan or alternative ventilation and allow it to run until all excess moisture has been vented from the bathroom.

When you are cooking in the kitchen, you should always use the exhaust fans and turn it off only when all moisture has been vented.

Ventilation is important in all spaces where there is potential risk of mold – cellars, cupboards, wardrobes, etc. Therefore you have to remember to open windows on a regular basis. On the other hand, if it is raining or air humidity outside is high, keep windows and doors closed. After the washing, damp or moist clothes or other materials cannot lie in piles for a long period of time, as they accumulate moisture.

Indoor temperature should be maintained on a level between 50° and 80° Fahrenheit at all times. Regular vacuuming, mopping, and use of environmentally safe household cleaners are important to remove household dirt and dust that contribute to mold growth.