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Preventing Stacybotrys House Mold

 

The key to mold control is moisture control. Solve moisture problems before they become mold problems!

  • Fix leaky plumbing as soon as possible.
  • Check for leaks in the building envelope and repair as soon as possible.
  • Monitor moisture levels in the building envelope, maintain wall cavity moisture below 12%
  • Check for condensation and wet spots.
  • Prevent moisture due to condensation by:

    - Increasing surface temperature - insulate or increase air circulation.

    - Reducing the moisture level in air [humidity] - repair leaks, increase ventilation [if outside air is cold and dry], or dehumidify [if outdoor air is warm and humid].

  • Keep heating, ventilation, and air conditioning [HVAC] drip pans clean, flowing properly, and unobstructed.
  • Vent moisture-generating appliances, such as dryers, to the outside where possible.
  • Maintain low indoor humidity, below 60% relative humidity [RH], ideally 30-50%, if possible.
  • Perform regular building/HVAC inspections and maintenance as scheduled.
  • Provide drainage and slope the ground away from the foundation.

 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology [AAAAI]
http:// www.aaaai.org

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