Household mold and mildew are common in our climate. Indoor mold is a result of water and moisture problems, often caused by standing water, water damaged materials and surfaces that tend to stay damp. Common causes of mold growth are:

  • Leaky roof
  • Plumbing leaks
  • High humidity
  • Flood
  • Rooms with high water usage and humidity, such as bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms and basements   

Mold in an indoor environment can be harmful to your health. People with allergies or asthma can be more sensitive to molds, and may experience skin rashes, eye irritation, cough or difficulty breathing. More toxic molds can also cause symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, and lung irritation. Mold growth is very hard to control and eliminate. The best way to fight mold is to take steps to reduce or remove dampness in the home that allows mold to begin to grow and reproduce.

Mold Monitoring and Removal

Neither Washington State nor Mason County has laws about monitoring mold or enforcing mold removal. However, Mason County Public Health and Human Services strives to provide the most current and helpful information possible to help you resolve any mold issues and to help prevent and remove mold. Please review the following links for more information on preventing and managing mold: