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6 Mold Prevention Tips

Preventing mold is the key way to avoid having to deal with mold at all.

Here are six important tips to help you prevent mold:

  • Dehumidification System

Consider air conditioning possible augmented with a dehumidification system.

These systems pull the moisture from the building thus minimizing growth by depriving mold of one of its nutrients.

  • Use Caution

Use caution when you turning your air conditioning off. In humid climates, extended periods of non-operation of HVAC equipment may allow humidity levels to become quite high in buildings.

These periods can permit mold to gain a foothold in the building and thrive.

  • Insulation

Install insulation and vapor barriers to prevent condensation on cold objects such as water pipes, beams, and plumbing fixtures.

  • Avoid Standing Water

Keep sinks, showers, tubs and other wet areas free of standing water.

  • Review Applications

Demand architectural, design, and construction applications that prevent water from entering the interior.

Areas of concern include improperly pitched roofs, poorly designed balconies, windows, doors, improperly installed flashing, vapor barriers, and thin stucco.

  • Maintain Structure Regularly

Maintain the integrity of building envelope through regular inspections, caulking, roof flashing, and sealing of the buildings exterior.

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  1. Hi Brian,

    Awesome article. It makes so much more sense putting effort into preventing mould growth, as opposed to treating the symptoms when mould appears.

    I have a question. What do you think of roof vents?
    After reading this article it seems like they make a lot of sense – http://www.twista.com.au/How-Roof-Vents-Work/Winter-Benefits.htm

    I searched around your site but I could not find any information on them, but I am sure that you would have an opinion.

    Thanks

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