Published on02/08/2018 11:11 am

Mold is a major problem most Long Island homeowners face during winter. But that doesn’t mean that you should let your guard down. It’s true that mold thrives at a temperature more than 70° F whereas some of them do well in cold weather.

Here are a few useful tips to consider in order to prevent the mold from taking hold:

1. Check for the mold in un-insulated closets, attics, windows, crawl-spaces etc. and other places with a temperature colder than the rest. Make sure that these spots should be kept free from moisture.

2. Though mold loves moisture, you should keep the humidity level of your home below 40%. If it gets higher, it will create a mold-friendly environment.

3. If you have humid spaces in your home, swap out all the wall to wall carpets for hard-surface floors or area rugs. Don’t ever keep books or stacks of paper in such areas.

4. As discussed above, mold loves moisture. So, you need to fix any leaks in your roof and around windows and doors. After all, the places that tend to

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