WASHINGTON — As documented cases of residential mold contamination and related health problems continue to rise across the nation, the indoor air quality industry is on a crusade to educate homeowners about the serious consequences of mold in the home, according to a press release.
The month of September has been deemed "Mold Awareness Month" by the industry because mold spores that commonly grow in summer humidity are often trapped as people close up homes and foundation vents in the fall, the release stated.
"We know to check the batteries in our smoke detectors, to change our air filters, to clean out our gutters and rake our leaves, but no one talks to homeowners about the dangers of household mold," says Jeff Dudan, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of AdvantaClean
, a national mold remediation company with a locally owned franchise serving the area.
"We''re on a mission to teach homeowners how to limit mold growth and keep their families healthy," Dudan added.