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Mold In Dorms

You’ve waited 18 years to become a college student; the parties, the people, the diminishing parental control. What you most certainly did not bank on was sharing a dorm with mold.

Yet this is an ever-growing problem for the students of America. In recent years, Maryland’s College of St. Mary and the University of Louisville had to relocate hundreds of students after mold was found whilst some students at the University of South Carolina developed respiratory problems, and the University of Delaware had to close its fitness center and one residence hall because of black mold. More serious stories around mold-related deaths at university have since been reported on, too, making the issue as important as ever.
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Preventing Mold from Occurring in Your Home

When looking to prevent mold in your home it is important to protect your home from a number of problems that might cause mold to arise. This scourges that can bring on mold include humidity levels, leaky roofs, improperly installed sump pumps, and water damage problems. These are common problems in many home across the nation including homes in the state of Maryland. With Maryland being at a low sea level mold is a consistent problem. The first part that needs to be understood is stopping the mold from occurring from in the home is controlling the humidity level.
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Apartment Managers are Responsible for Preventing Mold in Rental Units

Prevent Moisture

Anyone working as a building maintenance professional at a rental property needs to prevent and eliminate mold growth on surfaces to protect the health of their tenants. Once mold starts to grow on walls or insulation in an apartment building, it begins to take away from the value of the structure, making it difficult to lease apartments to new tenants. Mold spores are on many surfaces in a room but remain inert until there is enough moisture to proliferate. The most important thing to do to prevent mold from growing into large colonies is ensure that surfaces in apartments are as dry as possible.
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