3 ways to prevent mold exposure in your home

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, molds can be found in virtually any environment, both indoor and outdoor, year round. Although not all molds are toxic, many can have adverse effects on your health, causing upper respiratory issues and aggravating the symptoms of those who are already sick.

Prevent mold growth in your home with the following three tips.

First, be aware of any changes in the home. If you smell a musty, damp odor, it could be mold. In addition, suffering from asthma or allergy-like symptoms can be a sign as well.

Keep humidity levels as low as possible, and use an air conditioner or dehumidifier during the steamier months. As the temperature fluctuates throughout the day, be sure to check the home routinely for any changes in condensation buildup.

Clean areas of the home that get wet regularly, such as the bathroom and laundry room. In addition, immediately remove or replace any furniture or carpets that become wet.

If mold is found in your home, take action quickly. Be sure to check back here for more tips this summer.