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Fighting Winter Mold? You Need an Air Purifier

Fighting Winter Mold? You Need an Air Purifier

By Justin J. Murphy


It’s wet and cold pretty much everywhere. And unfortunately that means…it’s mold season! With the increase in winter moisture and with the warmer weather of spring right around the corner, the coming months are prime mold growing time.


As we all know, mold can cause a plethora of terrifying health and respiratory problems from nasal polyps to dermatitis to allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. Not only that, but mold remediation services cost an average of $2,242, which is pocketbook destroyer.


But while treating mold on the surface requires a remediation team and some clever new construction, treating mold inside of your body is far more complex, hazardous, and frustrating. So, what can you do to prevent any health complications from the increase in airborne mold spores developing all around you as we speak


Air purification for mold is a fantastic way to help protect your space from harmful airborne spores. Here’s a few quick mold pointers to keep you, your family, and your pets safe.

1. Fix leaks in your home's roof, walls, or plumbing.

Mold needs moisture to grow. So if you’ve been putting off that leaky pipe under the kitchen sink, are a bit curious about any stains on your bathroom paint, or have a bucket catching rainwater underneath a skylight, now is the time to fix those problems. If you don’t, you may be dealing with a toxic mold issue that can lead to respiratory problems. Remember—even the smallest amount of moisture can lead to huge problems over time. There is no such thing as a “tiny leak.”

2. Keep the humidity level in your home lower than 50%.

Some homes are like saunas—and that’s not good for mold. If your humidity levels are above 50%, you have a much greater chance of developing mold behind walls, in bathrooms, and underneath floorboards. If your home feels like the Tropic of Cancer, crack a window and create natural airflow to ensure your family stays safe. And if it’s too cold to open a window or let the screen door do moisture elimination for you, go with a top-level dehumidifier and suck the water right out the air to keep everyone safe.

3. Invest in an air purifier.

Simply put: an air purifier is the easiest way to protect you and your family from respiratory and health complications related to mold. It’s important to understand that if you test every single home in America for mold, 100% of them will have one form of it or another. Because mold spores exist outdoors all around us, it’s obvious that those spores will travel inside. Some mold is harmless, and other molds are extremely dangerous. Some people are resilient to mold, and others are extremely sensitive. Why take the risk of developing allergies or asthma when an air purifier like the Coway Airmega can eliminate 99.999%* of ultrafine particles, including fungi.


4. Remove carpets that have been soaked or dampened without immediate drying

There’s an old saying—out of sight, out of mind. Not true with mold and wet carpets. Many people think that because carpets are made out of fiber, they’ll soak up any moisture from spills, water leaks, or toilet malfunctions. Unfortunately, carpets aren’t designed to be mops. Any spill or leak—from a glass of water to a burst pipe—that comes in contact with carpet must be immediately dried up or professionally addressed to ensure mold doesn’t seep through and begin to grow between the backing and the floorboards. Failure to properly dry or replace water-damaged carpets can lead to a major mold event, spreading like wildfire right underneath your feet.


Grab the Upper Hand on Spring Mold with an Air Purifier


Nowadays, we have access to household technology and devices that can literally save lives. If you’re looking to eradicate the dangers of airborne mold from your living environment while also filtering out VOC’s, pollens, fungi, and viruses so you can breathe clean and healthful air, do a bit of research and purchase a device like the award-winning Coway AP-1512HH, and gain peace of mind.


After all, a one-time purchase in the industry’s best product can save you thousands of dollars and countless trips to an ENT specialist!

*More information about Coway Airmega air purifiers
Unfiltered air is more prone to carrying dangerous contaminants. Coway Airmega HEPA air purifiers are designed to ensure your indoor air is cleaner, with fewer harmful particulates and unpleasant odors. With multi-stage filtration and a patented network of capture technologies, Airmega is able to filter out and remove up to 99.999%¹ of nano-sized particles down to 0.01 micrometers in size – that’s smaller than most allergens, bacteria, mold and viruses! For comparison, an average grain of pollen is 10–70 microns in diameter. 

Airmega is perfect for improving air quality in living rooms, bedrooms, classrooms, studios and small offices. Coway’s HyperCaptive™ filtration system with Green True HEPA™ filter wraps any space in clean air, 24 hours a day. Learn more about Airmega at 

¹Coway air purifiers have been proven to trap dust, pollen, dander, viruses and bacteria in the air based on KCL(Korea Conformity Laboratories) testing. They have been tested in a 30㎥ size chamber according to the Korea Air Cleaning Association standard (SPS-KACA 002-132:2018 Modified) to measure the 0.01㎛ size of particle removal rate. It was tested on maximum fan speed in normal room temperature and humidity conditions. The performance may vary in the actual living environment of customers. → Tested with 150, 160, AP-1216L, AP-1512HH, AP-1512HHS, 200M, Icon, IconS, 230, 240, 250, 250S, 300, 300S, 400, 400S