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