BIRMINGHAM — In the article, “Understanding the health concerns of mold and mildew in the air,” featured in a previous issue of Water Technology, we discuss how it is important for water treatment professionals to understand the health risks associated with airborne contaminants, especially mold and mildew, and how they can help educate their customers of these concerns.

The article suggests a few ways water treatment dealers can help their customers avoid mold and mildew from spreading:

  • Keep humidity levels as low as possible — lower than 50 percent. 
  • Use an air conditioner or a dehumidifier during humid months.
  • Be sure the home has adequate ventilation, including exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms.
  • Clean the bathroom and other susceptible areas with mold and mildew specific products.
  • Do not carpet mold-prone areas, such as bathrooms.

Professionals in the water industry can help their customers reduce or eliminate mold and mildew levels on surfaces by limiting potential sources of moisture and cleaning the air.

You can find the entire article on cleaning up airborne contaminants here.