With the summer heat and humidity upon us, things tend to stay damp and make it a lot easier for mold to grow. It’s important to remember that mold can literally form anywhere, especially on items which remain damp such as towels and bathing suits. It can also show up in areas such as decks and pool areas, especially if they never completely dry out.
Even people without a “mold allergy” can be affected by mold. It can cause headaches and a general uncomfortable feeling. For those with allergies, it can cause sneezing, sniffling, itchy eyes and throat, just like pollen allergies. It’s important year round, but especially in the damp summer to keep a check on mold, as it is more likely to grow and maintain in the heat and moisture.
Here are some quick tips to help keep your home mold free this summer:
- Don’t let wet clothes stay wet. Hang towels and bathing suits to dry and make sure clothes don’t sit in the washing machine. They tend to get moldy/mildewed faster in the summer
- Clean your shower and baths and bathrooms on a regular basis
- Throw away or recycle old books and phone books as they are prone to get moldy if sitting around.
- Use a dehumidifier.