OCEAN BEACH, N.C., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Innovative Dehumidifier Systems (https://www.innovativedehumidifiers.com/) recently revealed that its innovative IW25 systems were used to solve a mold and humidity issue in university housing. After discovering the infestation, university administrators promptly contacted experts at Innovative Dehumidifier Systems for a consultation. The solution involved installing IW25 dehumidifying units in the dorm rooms. The overall result was a drastic reduction in the level of humidity in the apartments which was allowing mold to grow in the apartments. The actual case study can be found at: https://www.innovativedehumidifiers.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Student-Housing-Southern-Coastal-Area.pdf.
Mold growth due to the high humidity levels in the apartments was quickly causing concern as to the comfort & health risks to the students. The levels of humidity and mold present in this facility were similar to many such problems that besiege renters and property owners alike, all over the United
States. And what looked to initially be an incredibly expensive problem to fix — potentially costing the university hundreds of thousands of dollars — was instead solved instantly with the simple installation of IDS’s unique IW25 dehumidifier in dorm rooms.
Mold is a widespread problem that plagues home and property owners across the country, because it needs only three things to grow and fester: food, darkness and moisture. Of those three, ridding a building of moisture is the most practical. Mold is more than just an expensive and persistently stubborn nuisance. Certain species of the invasive pest, like black mold, can make residents sick, in addition to making the building uninhabitable. Summer is an especially hard time to tackle mold, as the increased natural humidity creates perfect living conditions for mold. Adding to the mold growth opportunity is summer time vacancies. Many times the HVAC temperature is increased to save energy & mold growth accelerates.
Controlling mold growth requires controlling the levels of moisture in the air, and that’s precisely what the IW25 unit does. The IW25 operates independently of the HVAC system, draining straight into plumbing or a hub drain — making it a hands-off approach to moisture control. The IW25 unit installs directly and discreetly into a wall, with installation generally taking less than an hour.
In the past, traditional construction allowed for passive air exchange through vents that often connected to attics and crawlspaces. Modern building practices have resulted in increasingly airtight homes and apartments though. One of the side effects of these new building techniques is stale indoor air and high indoor humidity. Property owners should contact the experts at IDS immediately if they experience uncontrolled humidity or mold growth inside of their buildings.
About Innovative Dehumidifier Systems
Innovative Dehumidifier Systems, LLC is the pioneer behind the ENERGY STAR® Certified IW25 multifamily housing dehumidifier system, providing humidity and mold solutions for universities, student housing, and more. Innovative Dehumidifier is a North Carolina based company founded by Brian Smith. They developed the signature IW25 to meet the building industry’s growing demand for an appropriate humidity and mold solution for universities, student housing, and multifamily spaces.