Mold and Mildew Prevention

What You Need to Know about Mold and Mildew Prevention

Mold spores are ubiquitous. They are found indoors and outdoors and present just about everywhere on Earth.  Mold can easily travel through open doors and windows and on clothing and shoes.

  • Molds may begin growing indoors when mold spores land on wet or damp surfaces.
  • Molds produce allergens; like any other allergen, exposed individuals respond differently.
  • If you are having symptoms you believe may be the result of mold allergens, make an appointment at the Student Health Center.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reports that there is no practical way to get rid of all mold spores in the indoor environment. The way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
  • Villanova’s goal is to prevent conditions, primarily humidity, that support mold growth.