Mold Awareness Month is coming to an end. Every September, the Environmental Protection Agency increases its efforts to raise awareness about the threat posed by mold to indoor air quality.

Jason Earle, founder of Got Mold?, was driver in getting the EPA to create this annual event back in 2010.

"I created Mold Awareness Month after seeing so many schools open for students in September, only to close down shortly thereafter due to mold problems," says Earle. "These problems are often caused by maintenance staff making ill-informed but well-intended decisions, such as turning off the a/c during the summer to save money, or shampooing the rugs and failing to fully extract the water."

With Hurricane Ian hitting Florida and other states in the Southeast, awareness of the threat of mold is likely to continue even once the official event ends.