Mold

Mold


The Nashua Environmental Health Department recognizes mold as a public health concern.

Services


We provide technical assistance and advice to the public and other agencies. We also distribute current information and other resources regarding mold and moisture control.

Mold Testing


We do not provide mold testing, nor do we conduct inspections to determine mold contamination. Mold testing is not recommended, primarily because there are no standards to determine acceptable levels of mold growth.

Spotting a Mold Problem


If you can see mold growth, or if there is a distinctive moldy odor present, you probably have a mold problem. It is recommended to investigate the problem area, look for moisture, and then fix the moisture problem. Unless the source of moisture is removed and the contaminated area and/or materials are cleaned and disinfected, mold growth is likely to reoccur.

Ways to Prevent Mold


  • Clean and dry spills and floods within 24 hours
  • Dry out wet building materials and carpets within 24 hours
  • Keep home clean and dry
  • Reduce indoor humidity levels below 60%
  • Vent moisture from showers, cooking and dryers to the outside

More Information


Visit the Environmental Protection Agency's Mold page for more information.