Molds are fungi that grow in both natural and manmade environments. Not all molds are problems or allergens. However, when mold in a house is excessive, your family and home are at risk.
Tiny particles of mold—known as "spores"—are ever-present in the air you breathe. They act like seeds, forming new mold growths when conditions are right. The best way to prevent growth is to control what causes it—excess indoor moisture.
"There is no practical way to eliminate all molds indoors; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture."
-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
While you can never completely get rid of mold in a house, Aprilaire whole-home indoor air quality solutions help you prevent mold growth and reduce mold spores in the air, effectively reducing the risks to your family and home.
Mold in a House Causes Discomfort, Damage and Health Problems
Mold spores penetrate your home from the outside, entering through doors, windows and other openings. They feed on the excess moisture in your home and grow, causing an unpleasant musty odor and destroying the surfaces they grow on.
More importantly, mold in a house can cause a variety of health issues, including:
- Asthma and other respiratory ailments
- Nasal and sinus congestion or infection
- Cough and sore throat
- Breathing difficulties and wheezing
- Skin and eye irritation
Prevent the Growth of Mold in a House to Improve Health and Comfort
As the EPA states, you can't remove mold in a house completely. But Aprilaire's whole-home indoor air quality solutions can prevent the growth of mold and reduce airborne mold spores in most homes.
Aprilaire Whole-Home Dehumidifiers will remove the ideal amount of humidity from your air to control moisture problems, Aprilaire Whole-Home Air Purifiers will reduce airborne mold spores and Aprilaire Whole-Home Ventilation Systems will exchange stale, polluted air in the home with fresh air.
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