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  • Periodic cleaning of areas known to collect water or moisture, such as bathrooms, laundry room, or other suspected areas, is recommended. Wipe lavatory bowl, shower stall, and bathtub immediately after use
  • Allow bathroom ventilators to operate for a reasonable period after bathing or showering to remove excess water vapor from walls and surfaces.
  • Wipe all surfaces in kitchen and bathroom areas with an approved disinfectant regularly and HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Arrestor) vacuum areas, including sofas, chairs, curtains, carpets, bedding, and fabric walls, etc.
  • Have an A/C indoor cooling coil and other appropriate components cleaned periodically or seasonally by a properly trained individual. Mold can be traced to microorganisms that grow in home heating and cooling systems and humidifiers. Use only high-efficiency air filters in your air conditioning system.
  • Energy Recovery Ventilators (E.R.V.) or inline dehumidifiers systems can be installed in the central air conditioning system ducts and greatly reduce indoor airborne particulate contamination, allergens, molds, indoor humidity, etc., and reduces Sick Building Syndrome (S.B.S.).

  • Avoid water accumulation next to or beneath the exterior of the structure. Re-direct lawn and garden sprinkler systems away from the structure to help prevent continual dampness on or adjacent to the structure.
  • Sidewalks, patios, exterior walls, and window frames should be pressure washed when mold-like substances appear to help control available fungal activity outdoors.
  • Trim or cut back vegetation and foliage in contact with or growing on the structure. Allow 18” distance from the structure to any foliage.
  • Clean gutter systems and roof areas regularly to help control leaf accumulation and direct all water run-offs from the roof away from the structure by ensuring splash blocks are properly placed at downspouts.