Posted 11/3/2013 7:31 PM (GMT -7)
SouthernChick, I'm sorry to hear your dilemma about moulds :(
This might help,here are some other six strategies that can make a big difference in containing mold.
1. Look for Leaks
Periodically check your roof and the household plumbing.If you have a basement, check the floor and walls for signs of water infiltration. If you find a leak, repair it right away.
Just because you don’t see mold “doesn’t necessarily mean you are in the clear,Even if you don’t see any mold, if you are experiencing unexplained symptoms and have eliminated other culprits, it could be mold.
2. Break Out the Bleach
Most indoor mold can be eliminated simply by getting rid of the mold item or by wiping the affected surface with diluted bleach (one cup of bleach per gallon of water). Be sure to wear goggles and rubber gloves.
3. Use a Dehumidifier
If the humidity exceeds 50% in any room, find ways to bring it down. One possibility is to boost ventilation by installing (and using) exhaust fans. If this doesn’t do the job, get a dehumidifier - it helps to maintain the humidity level in your home to alleviate problems caused by humid air, such as mould and mildew growth, and pests such as fleas, cockroaches, clothes moths and dust mites.
4. Wear a Mask
Mold spores get stirred up every time you sweep, vacuum, or do yard work. To protect yourself at these times
5. Rip Up the Carpet
As long as there is sufficient warmth and water, mold can grow on all sorts of common household items, including wood, paper products, foam rubber, wallboard, and carpet. Indoor plants can harbor mold as well.
6. Fix Up Your Furnace
Replace the filter every 3 months, and have your furnace serviced every six months. It’s also a good idea to put a HEPA air filter in your bedroom and in any other rooms where you spend significant amounts of time.
Hope this would help you.. how are you working if you are experiencing all these symptoms?