During the winter, being sealed up inside also means that you are also sealed in with any mold that may exist in your home. Damp basements, bathrooms and closets can all harbor mildew and mold. When you are indoors for the cold season with the windows closed and the heat running, your exposure to allergens will spike.
Attic ventilation is critical to maintaining even attic temperatures throughout the year. In the summer, proper ventilation vents excess heat. In the winter, it prevents the buildup of excess moisture and accumulation of water condensation.
It’s been said that the best way to spot mold is to simply follow your nose. Some people are more sensitive to mold and they can detect the presence of mold simply by walking into a room. They may react to the smell of mold with an immediate allergic reaction.
If you live in New York, New Jersey or anywhere in the Northeast, you know that this summer has been a bad season for allergy sufferers. Pollen counts have been through the roof.
A California woman says that the apartment she shares with her asthmatic son has been flooded six times over the past two years. Because of this, fungi has started growing inside the apartment, resulting in mushrooms sprouting from her carpet.