Maintain humidity levels inside your home below 55%. Ideally, according to the EPA, humidity levels should be maintained at 30-50% (I personally recommend 40-45%). Relative humidity can be tested using an inexpensive humidity meter (thermo hygrometer) that can be purchased at many hardware stores.
Check for condensation forming on windows, walls, ductwork, or pipes. Condensation is a sign of high humidity. If you see condensation, take steps to dry wet surfaces and reduce humidity.
Keep gutters and downspouts clear of debris so that water flows freely. Make any repairs necessary as soon as you find a problem.
Be sure that all appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes dryers, dishwashers, and stoves (stoves create and release water vapor during cooking) are properly vented to the outside.
Turn on a bathroom exhaust vent or open a window when using the shower or taking a hot bath.
By taking precautionary measures, by correcting and drying leaks and spills immediately, you can greatly reduce the risk of mold growing inside your home. If you do discover mold, be very cautious about removing it without professional help. Mold can be a significant health risk to yourself and other residents of your home or business. At Dragon Restoration we have been successfully removing mold from Miami Valley homes and businesses since 1999.