How to Reduce Mold Allergies in a House
- 1). Keep the doors and windows closed to prevent outdoor mold from getting into the house. Use air conditioners with an air filter using a proper allergen grade material.
- 2). Install a dehumidifier. This will help control the indoor moisture in many parts of the house. Keep the entryways to the bathroom and kitchen open to allow the dehumidifier to work best. Clean the appliance often to ensure the most efficiency.
- 3). Ventilate moisture-prone areas to keep them dry. Bathrooms, kitchens, and basements must have a way for fresh air to freely move in and out of the rooms. Install exhaust fans in needed areas to provide for this.
- 4). Use a HEPA filter with your vacuum to trap mold spores that may be in the carpeting. You can also use these filters as an air filter to catch mold spores in the air to help reduce mold allergies in the home.
- 5). Limit the number of indoor plants inside the home to help reduce mold allergy symptoms. If you do have indoor plants, make sure they are free of mold on the leaves and in the potting soil.
- 6). Look for and repair any water leaks in your basement, bathroom or kitchen plumbing. This helps to prevent excess moisture from building up as well as possible standing water.
- 7). Clean or replace any mold-contaminated surfaces. Use bleach and hot water when cleaning affected areas. If at all possible, move the contaminated surfaces out of the house before cleaning them, and clean either at a professional facility or outdoors.