Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips
Moisture Control Is the Key to Mold Control
• When water leaks or spills occur indoors -ACT QUICKLY. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried 24-48 hours after a leak or spill happens, in most cases mold will not grow.
• Clean and repair roof gutters regularly.
• Make sure the ground slopes away from the building foundation, so that water does not enter or collect around the foundation.
• Keep air conditioning drip pans clean and the drain lines unobstructed and flowing properly.
• Keep indoor humidity low. If possible, keep indoor humidity below 60 percent (ideally between 30 and 50 percent) relative humidity. Relative humidity can be measured with a moisture or humidity meter, a small, inexpensive ($10-$50) instrument available at many hardware stores.
• If you see condensation or moisture collecting on windows, walls or pipes ACT QUICKLY to dry the wet surface and reduce the moisture/water source. Condensation can be a sign of high humidity.
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SOURCE: United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
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Moisture and Mold Prevention and Control Tips Moisture Control is the Key to Mold Control When water leaks or spills occur indoors -ACT QUICKLY. If wet or damp materials or areas are dried […]