Moisture and Mold Problems: Preventing and Solving Them in Your Home
Top Tips for Controlling Mold continued...
In the laundry room:
Vent your clothes dryer to the outside.
Make sure the vent is clear of obstructions, such as lint, and that there are no holes that leak air. If the vent duct is damaged, replace it with a metal duct. Have the duct cleaned at least once a year.
Avoid leaving damp clothes in the laundry basket or dryer. Wash and dry them promptly.
Use exhaust fans to remove moisture to the outside (not into the attic).
Use area rugs, which can be taken up and washed often instead of wall-to-wall carpeting.
Check for leaks around basins and tubs and have them repaired if necessary.
Open a window when showering.
Avoid leaving damp towels on the floor or in laundry hamper.