Mold can pose a health risk when people are exposed to a large amount while indoors, causing issues like allergies, asthma, respiratory infections, and more.
How can I prevent mold in my home?
Control the moisture inside your home and fix any water issues right away, before mold has a chance to form. CLICK HERE for more tips.
How can I clean up mold in my home?
If there has been a lot of water damage or if you have health concerns, you may consider hiring a contractor. Make sure they have experience and are following the EPA’s guidelines.
If you think the HVAC system may be affected, consult EPA’s guide Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned? before taking further action.
If you choose to clean the mold yourself, follow the tips below:
- Fix water problems as soon as possible.
- Materials like metal, glass, wood and concrete can be cleaned with detergent/water and reused.
- Materials like carpet, ceiling tile, wallpaper, and fabric should be discarded.
- Wear protective equipment (gloves, goggles, etc.) when cleaning, so you are not exposed to mold particles.
- A Brief Guide to Mold, Moisture, and Your Home
- Frequent Questions About Mold
- Ten Things You Should Know About Mold
Need more information?
Call 2-1-1 or 1-888-892-1162 to speak with a trained Community Resource Specialist, available 24/7/365.
Last updated: 3/29/2023