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.
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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