Well, I guess I do not really know what to think about this article by Jane Brody in the New York Times: Don’t Catch What Ails Your House
Why do I not know what to think about this? Well I guess here are some of the things I am pondering:
1. The article gives the impression that as long as one reduces or eliminates moisture, then one’s house will not have a mold problem. Is this true?
2. The article says “replace sponges and dishcloths often” or “wash and dry them”. Does this really help?
3. Is it best to replace roofing on a schedule before leaks occur or would it be better to inspect roofing for signs of wear and tear and replace based on that?
4. Does wearing an N-95 respirator when cleaning the hark or raking leaves really help people? (Seems like it should but not sure).
And I have more questions than answers. But any input on these issues would be of value, at least to me.
Also – do people know what percentage of homes in the US or other countries have “mold problems” of some kind. Is this common? Rare? In between?