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by Wendy Stackhouse ยท September 22, 2014

Sniffling? It Might Not Be a Cold--It Might Be Mold

It finally feels like fall in Southern California--just in time for the autumn equinox--and the windows are open again. The times of year when we don't need the air conditioning on are our favorites!

A new season, however, can bring new allergies. In summer, we were suffering more from pollen early on, and grass allergies, at least before they made us stop watering because of the drought. In September, ragweed allergies peak, but as it gets cooler and damper, mold spores start to be a problem for those with sensitivities.

When the weather changes, so do the allergens in the air. Mold spores are only one, but they are a big one. Here is a video from Everyday Health--Mold and Other Fall Allergies:

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With mold spores proliferating outdoors, if you are allergic or have asthma, you cannot afford to have mold also growing inside your home.

Preventing Indoor Mold

  • Fix leaks promptly and discard any porous materials that have been water damaged
  • Inspect your home carefully at the change of season for any water damage from storms, condensation, leaks, garden water or waste
  • Use ventilation fans in kitchen and bathroom to vent steam and water vapor to the outdoors before it can help mold and mildew to grow

If you think indoor mold is affecting your health, it is already past time to deal with it. Don't just spray it with bleach and forget about it--bleach doesn't work. Call a professional mold removal company to make sure your mold is eradicated before it can make you feel any worse!

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