Early mold prevention
• Keep humidity below 60 percent (if possible, between 30 and 50 percent). Use air conditioners during humid months. Use dehumidifiers in damp spaces, such as basements and crawlspaces.
• Properly ventilate shower, laundry and cooking areas. Use exhaust fans that vent outside your home.
• Promptly fix leaky roofs, windows and pipes.
• Add mold inhibitors to paints before painting walls. Don’t paint or caulk moldy surfaces.
• Clean bathrooms with mold-killing products.