Senin, 12 April 2010

Eight Easy Steps To Prevent Mold Allergy Incidents in Your House

Mold allergies may be easily treated with common medicines such as decongestants, nasal sprays and antihistamines. If you have severe reactions, it is possible to get stronger prescribed medications from your doctor. However it would be best to prevent the mold allergens from invading your home in the first place.
These are eight steps you should do to make an effective prevention.

  1. Make sure your house is ventilated adequately and place exhaust fans in each bedrooms or bathrooms.
  2. Install a central air conditioning. It would be better if you have HEPA filter in your air conditioning unit. The filter may prevent any small particles including spores and pollens from invading your home interior.
  3. Remove any damp carpeting in your home and dry them immediately. You may also need to do the same with damp towels. Wet carpets can invite mold growth and make mold spores problems worse.
  4. Kitchens and bathrooms are places where mold can accumulate rapidly due to the humidity, clean them regularly.
  5. Reduce humidity in you home by installing dehumidifier in humid places.
  6. Make sure you have good water drainage, water may seep into your house, and increase the humidity inside your home.
  7. Repair any holes and leaks on your home, eve a small dripping hole can improve humidity significantly in your home if not solved immediately. If, you are late in fixing the problem and mold have grown massively inside your home, you’ll have hard time eradicating them.
  8. Check your yards and lawn from accumulating water, especially those near windows and doors. Pooled water can evaporate and increases local humidity, which in turn may increase the humidity in your house. If necessary cut leaves to let the ground dried by sun light if you have a problem of accumulating waters under trees and bushes.

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