Mold is a fuzzy growth of minute fungus occurring typically in moist warm conditions, especially on food or other organic matter. Mold spore can become airborn which can have a negative effect on human health.
Mold Prevention Guidelines
- Regularly clean and use household cleaners on surfaces in the bathroom(s) and kitchen, and particularly in the shower or bathtub, and promptly clean any noticed discoloration or mildew in any area of the Premises.
- Regularly clean, dust, vacuum and mop the Premises, remove garbage from the Premises and to regularly replace air filters, and to open blinds and/or curtains regularly to allow light into the Premises.
- Use hood vents/ventilation (if provided) when cooking, cleaning and dishwashing.
- Wipe off and dry surfaces in the kitchen that have accumulated moisture or condensation while cooking or dishwashing.
- Wipe down and dry any spillage of liquid.
- Regularly clean dishes and sinks in the kitchen and not let them remain soiled or dirty for a period in excess of 36 hours; immediately remove any moldy or rotting food from the Premises.
- Use exhaust fans, ventilators and/or dehumidifiers (if necessary) when showering, bathing, or otherwise; wipe down and dry all bathroom surfaces after their use to prevent moisture from accumulating on surfaces, and to leave bathroom doors, shower curtains, and shower doors open after bathing.
- Securely close shower doors, or to hang shower curtains or liners on the inside of bathtubs so as to prevent water from spilling out of the bathtub when showering, as applicable.
- Not to water any household plants inside the Premises or to accumulate excessive indoor plants.
- Promptly notify the Landlord of any overflow of the air conditioning unit’s drip pan or any accumulated moisture on or around the air conditioning unit.
- Use clothes dryer to dry clothes.
- Inspect for leaks under sinks.
- Regularly empty dehumidifier if used.
- Do not dry clothes by hang-drying indoors.