How to control the accumulation of mold in the house

Mold (fungus) is a common occurrence in wet rooms, it develops in houses where there are wet areas, for example, a cellar. Mold can cause asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and coughing, or other allergic reactions, for example, a rash with atopic dermatitis or a stuffy nose in an allergic rhinitis. The substances that cause these reactions are called allergens.

mold in the house
mold in the house

Mold may be the cause of an allergy that worsens during wet weather. In the warm months, mold spores move in the air from the street to the house, like pollen. In the winter months, mold can cause inconvenience, the source of which is in the house.

Although there is no weighty evidence that reducing the number of wet areas or staying in them can reduce the symptoms of allergy and asthma symptoms, the following tips can be effective:

  • Ware wood on the street.
  • Clean in the bathrooms and showers, wash the curtains and wipe the windowsills at least once a month, use a disinfectant or bleach solution. Use these remedies cautiously, as they can irritate the nasal mucosa, and this can exacerbate the manifestation of symptoms.
  • Ventilate the room and keep it dry. This is not easy to achieve depending on the season and climatic conditions.
  • To get rid of excess moisture, use the exhaust fan in the bathroom and in the kitchen.
  • In humid weather, use a moisture reducer. Try to keep the humidity in the house below 50%.
  • Close the damp rooms, such as cellars and cellars, avoid contact with things that were there. Use in these rooms moisture eliminators.
  • Remove the carpet from the concrete floor, especially in the basement.
  • Eliminate leaks in the roof or basement. Check for leaks in the pipeline and drainage system, mold may appear in such places.
  • Check to see if the drying clothes for clothes dry out onto the street.
  • Check the dressing rooms for items that may contain moisture, such as shoes.


To reduce the amount of mold:

  • Clean in bathrooms and wash the blinds at least once a month, use a disinfectant or chlorine solution.
  • Wipe the humidifier or evaporator once a week with a solution of vinegar and once a month with a solution of chlorine to prevent the accumulation of mold. Do not use these devices if you are allergic to dust, as the moist environment is favorable for the reproduction of ticks.
  • Often, do the cleaning in the kitchen and in the bathroom, use a bleach solution.

Since adults spend a third of the day, and children are half a day in the bedroom, it is very important to minimize the number of allergens in this room.

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