Regarding mold, the best defense is a good offense. You, too, can keep mold at bay in your home or business by:
Keeping humidity under control
To discourage mold growth, humidity in should remain at a comfortable 40-55%. In kitchens and bathrooms, keep the area well ventilated with exhaust fans and open windows.
Keep the air circulating
A proper and clean ventilation system with quality ductwork is vital in preventing the growth of mold spores. If you have an air conditioner, be sure to run it when temperatures and humidity are high. This is especially true in attics where air cannot circulate. The majority of attic mold situations is due to a water look through the roof that reacts to the high humidity in attics that do not have proper ventilation. Heat & humidity is the perfect recipe for mold growth quite rapidly.
Moisture present? Deal with it promptly.
Do you have a leak, a damp carpet, or other wet spots in your home or business? Don’t let them go for too long—thoroughly dry these items to avoid encouraging mold growth.