When the air is warm and fresh, open up the house!
Seasonal cleaning is not only a time for dusting and reorganizing your closets, it is an excellent opportunity to open up the house and let sunshine and fresh breezes enter your home.
During the cold winter months, when windows tend to remain shut, mold can build up in your home, thriving on the warm indoor temperature. Bathrooms are particularly susceptible to mold growth because they tend to be more humid than other rooms of the house.
According to Toronto physician Susan Brunt, "even the most common household mold can bring great discomfort to asthmatics and all those allergic to spores."
Dr. Brunt has the following tips to help keep your home as mold-free as possible.
• As much as possible, ventilate rooms where humidity tends to be high by opening windows and/or providing adequate ventilation
• Wipe mold away as it appears, and use a disinfectant spray to help delay their coming back
• Use a towel or a shower squeegee to remove excess water from areas where it accumulates.