Indoor sheds spores all year and is found lurking in damp spots, such as basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, attics, refrigerators and windowsills. Since mold thrives in damp spaces, mold symptoms may be more common during the summer months when it’s hot and humid. But they can be prevalent year-round in warm climates and wherever moisture builds up in your home.
Control Moisture-loving Mold
- Dry areas that get wet frequently, such as countertops and front-loading washing machines. And be sure to fix leaks quickly.
- Open a window or use an exhaust fan over the stove when cooking and in the bathroom when showering to remove extra humidity.
- Get an inexpensive hygrometer (humidity monitor) at the hardware store to measure your home’s moisture levels. When humidity levels rise above 50%, use a dehumidifier.