Salem Environmental was contacted to remediate a typical two-bedroom apartment located in the Southeastern United States. Constructed in 2012 the unit has experienced persistent elevated humidity and excessive moisture ultimately leading to amplified fungal activity (mold growth) like that on the top of the kitchen cabinet in the photo. Click below to continue reading and learn how Salem Environmental’s plan of action returned the unit to safe levels of humidity and reduced the total spore count by nearly 92% in one week…
Innovative Dehumidifier Systems was contacted by a Senior Housing facility operator in Richmond, VA who was concerned with excessive humidity inside unconditioned stairwells resulting in infiltration and resident complaints. Because this application was in a common area, it required an automatic humidity and mold control solution that limited access to unit controls.
A multifamily developer / operator from Roanoke, Virginia contacted Innovative Dehumidifier Systems regarding excessive moisture build-up during heating season in a recently constructed mixed use project. After construction, a small percentage of the units began to experience heavy condensation around large aluminum frame windows located in the living area, resulting in resident complaints and maintenance concerns.
The results of this study demonstrate the profound impact of supplemental dehumidification when used in new construction multifamily housing. The conclusion clearly shows how the AC system, without the benefit of the IW-25 dehumidifier, struggles to maintain a consistent temperature as a result of the latent (moisture) load inside the unoccupied apartment while the system working in conjunction with the IW-25 maintains a steady temperature range; thus proving a reduction in moisture as well as the energy load on the AC.
A building consultant performed an inspection and completed a scope of work including a number of envelope-related enhancements as well as the installation of IW-25 in-wall dehumidifiers throughout the garden-style units. Two apartments were selected for installation of trial units to measure effectiveness of the IW-25 as a solution.
Innovative Dehumidifier Systems was contacted by a property management company struggling to achieve appropriate humidity levels and control internal moisture generation in a 1-bedroom luxury condo in South Florida. The small apartment was conditioned by a 1.5 ton split air-conditioner which was ineffective at moisture removal due to excessive short-cycling. Unconditioned outside air introduced into the mechanical closet through a 4″ fresh-air duct was exacerbating the issue.