Besides mold, There are many other potential indoor air quality hazards to be aware of. Here we list a few suggestions:
- Minimize chemical pollutants in your home
- Avoid smoking indoors
- Minimize the use of all products containing harsh chemicals
- Look for fragrance free or naturally scented products
- Don’t store harsh chemicals or gasoline indoors. Remove to an unattached structure if possible.
- Do not idle cars, lawn mowers or other engines in the garage especially if it is attached
- Make sure clothes dryers are vented to the outside
- Make sure bath fans are vented to the outside
- Run bath fans when showering and for 30 minutes afterwards
- Make sure attics are properly ventilated
- Repair plumbing leaks promptly
- If you have water damage remove the water and wet materials immediately to avoid mold.
- Vacuum floors often preferably with a vacuum equipped with a hepa filter
- Place a floor mat at all exterior doors
- Bring home house plants
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