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Creating a Healthy Home Environment: Mold and Mildew Free
Date:7/29/2008

ATLANTA, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Each summer, as temperature and humidity rise, mold invades thousands of homes. Some 10% of the U.S. population is sensitive to mold, and invisible mold spores cause countless allergic reactions, asthma attacks, and sinus infections, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Mold also wreaks havoc on building materials. In nature, mold breaks down decaying organic matter, but in a home, it can decompose floors, walls, and other structures.

Fortunately, mold growth can be controlled. "The key to mold control is moisture control," says Steven Hong, home health specialist and president of Sylvane.com (http://www.sylvane.com).

Hong offers the following tips for creating a healthy home environment that's mold and mildew free:

Detecting Mold

-- Recognize Visible Mold -- Mold grows in damp, dark environments. Commonly found in bathrooms and basements, it's usually slimy or fuzzy in appearance, and its color may be green, black, orange, or purple.

-- Be Aware of Hidden Mold -- Mold can grow behind walls and wallpaper, above ceiling tiles, and under sinks. If you notice a musty odor in a particular room, it's likely coming from hidden mold. You can check for mold with a Mold Test Kit.

Preventing Mold

-- Clean Up Spills Immediately -- If you have a spill, leak, or any kind of water damage in your home, clean and dry out the area immediately. Mold starts growing within 24-48 hours.

-- Keep Indoor Humidity Low -- Dehumidifiers keep the humidity low by removing excess moisture from the air. Keep your home's relative humidity below 50% to prevent mold growth.

-- Protect Your Basement -- Basements are notorious for mold and mildew. Use a basement dehumidifier to prevent mold and mildew growth.

-- Defend Your Crawlspace -- Crawlspaces are dark and damp -- ideal environments for mold. Place
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