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Keep Your Wintertime Mold-Free
Keep it Dry
- Take care of any leaks, or report them to your landlord in writing, immediately.
- Use your kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans during, and for at least 30 minutes after, showering or bathing.
- Squeegee shower walls after bathing.
- If you don’t have fans, be sure to open windows to let the moisture out.
- “Flush” the air in your house at least once a day for 20 minutes. Do this by opening windows and/or doors and turning on exhaust fans. Be sure to keep small children away from open doors and windows.
- Keep furniture a couple of inches away from outside walls and leave closet doors slightly open to allow air to circulate.
- Make sure your dryer vent is venting to the outside and not blocked.
- Keep the temperature in your home between 66F and 72F to discourage mold growth.
- Don’t put plastic or blankets over the inside of windows. If your windows or window frames get condensation on them, be sure to wipe it dry every day.
- Keep curtains or blinds open during the day to get air flow to windows.
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