Get Rid of That Unwanted Houseguest With a Wall Mounted Dehumidifier
No one wants to hear their tenants report mold growth in their homes, but one of the most common spaces mold appears is a room used every day. Small areas like bathrooms are the perfect places for mold growth because they are commonly the darkest and wettest parts of a home. So how can owners prevent mold from growing in large scale multifamily complexes without breaking the bank or requiring constant maintenance? The answer is surprisingly simple, install an IW25-4 wall mounted dehumidifier for bathroom mold.
Why is it Important to Stop Mold Growth in a Bathroom?
Mold can have destructive effects to both the living space and the tenants who call that space home, and the longer mold growth is present, the more damaging it can be. Mold actively deteriorates materials like wood, paper, cardboard and fabrics, all of which are found inside any kind of multifamily complex. Once mold is discovered in a bathroom, it is likely already spreading into unseen places, like flooring and drywall. Mold also poses a health risk for those using the bathroom, a detrimental issue when an apartment, dorm or military housing has only one bathroom per family. This is especially true for those with respiratory infections, asthma, and allergies. When people are exposed to mold spores, it can cause irritation, often leading to coughing, sneezing, fever, headaches, and more severe illnesses. Once tenants experience health issues due to mold growth in their rented living spaces, the question of liability is sure to follow. All this means that the moment a tenant reports finding mold in their bathroom, it is important to act right away to minimize damage and prevent future growth. And if one tenant is having issues with mold then it’s likely more tenants will experience the same.
How to Prevent Mold in Your Bathroom?
Controlling moisture is the key to preventing mold from growing indoors. One of the most effective ways to remove moisture from a bathroom is by installing a wall mounted dehumidifier. Because bathrooms are frequently used to shower, brush teeth, etc., they are hot spots for moisture build-up and, therefore, mold. The water droplets released in the air from hot water collects around the room—on the floor, in drywall, on the ceiling, and in the shower. In extreme cases, structural elements can be damaged by out-of-control mold spore growth and can negatively affect a complex’s foundational integrity, which is especially dangerous for multi-level buildings and costly to repair. Using wall installed dehumidifiers in apartments, rental homes, dorms, military housing and similar multi-family living spaces will collect these water droplets from the whole living space, including the bathroom, allowing tenants—and you—to breathe easier.
How Does a Wall Mounted Dehumidifier Help a Bathroom?
Mechanically, most dehumidifiers work similarly to an air conditioning unit, drawing in air that passes over coils filled with liquid refrigerant (freon) to cool the air. With an air conditioner, a fan blows the chilled air (and humidity) back into the room. With a wall-mounted tankless dehumidifier, the moisture collects on the coils, creating condensation that drips into a collection pan and drains into the home’s plumbing; dried air is pumped back into the room.
Using an IW25-4 wall mounted dehumidifier for bathroom mold means it remains safely off the floor and its tankless system requires no maintenance by tenants.
What’s So Special About Innovative Dehumidifier’s Wall Mounted IW25-4?
Innovative Dehumidifier offers easy and flexible installation of our In-Wall and On-Wall IW25-4 dehumidifiers to keep the unit off the floor and out of the way. Our dehumidifiers include internal humidistats that landlords set to their desired humidity level and are sized appropriately for the entire apartment, up to 1,500 Sq. Ft. The system is tucked behind tamper-proof covers, accessible only with special tools, preventing tenant interference. Our patent pending, low maintenance systems have washable MERV-8 filters that are easily accessible by maintenance staff. Each unit includes LED maintenance indicator lights, auto turn off (preventing system burn out), and uses bi-polar ionization for cleaner air. Our dehumidifiers are fully tested before shipping, and come with a five-year warranty.
Investing in the IW25-4 dehumidifiers from Innovative Dehumidifier Systems will help ensure your rental complexes remain mold-free. Contact Innovative Dehumidifiers today to outfit your rental dwellings with the best dehumidifiers in the business.
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