Track the Numbers

If you’re allergic to mould, you may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. Mould thrives in so many places, indoors and out. But you can take steps to limit your exposure. Pay attention to outdoor spore levels. When they’re high, don’t spend as much time outside. The National Allergy Bureau sends out email alerts to help you keep track.

Know What to Avoid

Uncut fields and piles of damp leaves are prime places for mould. Stay away if you can. If you need to mow the lawn, dig up plants, or rake leaves, wear a dust mask. When you come back inside, take a shower to wash away any mould spores that hitched a ride on your skin and hair.

Take the Moisture Out

Make your home less mould-friendly. The key is to control the amount of moisture in the air. Dehumidifiers and air conditioners will help. The humidity needs to be below 60%. Between 35% and 50% is even better. You can buy an inexpensive meter to measure your home’s humidity at a hardware store. Or you can call in one of Comfort Living’s professionals for a complete assessment. Cost free.

Keep It Clean

Mould can thrive in warm, damp bathrooms and humid kitchens. A clean surface isn’t a breeding ground, but those with a little soap scum or grease are. An exhaust fan or open window in the bathroom will help cut down on humidity. In the kitchen, keep an eye out for mould in refrigerator drip pans, door seals, and garbage pails. Comfort Livingwill provide a complete assessment and proposal. With 32 years experience, we are able to address the problem effectively.

Filter Your Air

An air-conditioning unit with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter attachment will trap outdoor mould spores and keep them out of your house. It’s also important to keep AC drip pans and drain lines clean so that mould can’t grow in them. Make sure your dryer vents are clear as well. Comfort Livingcan assess and provide a proposal for proper ventilation and air treatment; optimizing your health.

Act Fast

Quick action pays off. If a leaky roof is discovered act immediately and call the professionals – Comfort Living. In the meantime, place drip trays and mop water off the floor. Do your gutters need cleaning? Don’t delay. The moist leaves inside are a breeding ground for mould. We can help. Contact us today!