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.
Mold is an environmental problem in rental apartments across the nation. As a renter or a tenant, you have a right to have a mold problem remediated in a timely manner. Because exposure to spores can lead to chronic and severe health problems, living in a mold-infested apartment presents many problems, legal and otherwise.
Mold assessment and mold remediation are the two techniques that are used to deal with mold infestation in a home, office or commercial building. They are two halves of the same process.
According to the Environment Protection Agency, the indoor air quality (IAQ) of an average home can be up to 100 times worse than outdoor air quality.
If you start to find a musty smell or actually see mold growth anywhere in your home, don’t wait. Get a mold inspection performed as soon as you can. Mold can be very harmful, particularly to occupants with asthma or allergies. The longer a mold problem goes untreated, the more harm it can do to both your home and the health of everyone living there.