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Mold: how to reduce the risk of mold growth
Mold: how to reduce the risk of mold growth
Updated over a week ago

1. Monitor your indoor air quality

Monitoring your indoor air quality is essential in discovering and preventing the conditions for mold growth. Our Wave Mini features a Mold Risk indicator, informing you of when the risk for mold growth becomes high!

The process of mold growth has multiple variables and is a time-dependent process affected by humidity levels, temperature and material for the mold to grow on (building material, furniture, etc).

2. Remove existing signs of mold

If you see mold already, remove it as soon as possible! Once mold is present, it can spread easily. Mold spores are like seeds, but invisible to the naked eye, that float through the air and deposit on surfaces. When the temperature, moisture, and available nutrient conditions are correct, the pores can form into new visible mold colonies where they are deposited

3. Take control of the humidity and moisture

To prevent and control mold growth indoors, the best method is to control the humidity level. This is because mold spores cannot grow if moisture is not present. Healthy indoor relative humidity levels are between 30-60%. Consider investing in a dehumidifier, if you notice humidity levels are consistently higher than recommended levels.

If mold is formed due to a water leak, ensure you not only remove the mold but fix the leak as well. This will help to prevent future mold problems. In addition, dry out water damaged areas immediately, or if that is not possible within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.

4. Ventilate

Ventilation is key for many indoor air quality concerns including mold. Ensure ventilation is distributed effectively throughout spaces.

Please see here for more detail on getting rid of mold, and here to learn more about mold in general.

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