“The key to mold control is moisture control.”
-U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1
Mold is an environmental hazard.
Mold thrives in warm, damp places, and can spread quickly in buildings lacking humidity control. Mold is often only associated with wet climates, but no rental property is immune from a mold outbreak.
Landlords should take mold seriously.
Proactively avoid the costly cleanup bills associated with mold cleanup, remediation, and lawsuits. Mold grows when moisture is present. Weather conditions combined with occupant behavior can widely impact the amount of moisture in the air. Landlords can enforce certain rules such as no pet or no smoking policies but controlling the amount of moisture produced is not as tangible.
Moisture Generated Daily
Are tenants opening windows?
Are tenants running the air conditioning?
Are tenants hanging clothes to dry inside?
Are tenants cleaning up spills?
Are tenants boiling pots of water all day long?
Truth is, it’s hard to know how much moisture is produced, and even harder to control.
While property owners may not have specific obligations to take care of mold problems, they are legally required to fix problems that cause mold growth, including moisture control. Property owners should plan for “worst case scenario” housekeeping with occupants in low-income and Section 8 housing.
Anticipate the worst to stop mold before it grows.
Moisture control should be a priority for landlords, to prevent conditions that lead to mold growth.
What can you Do?
Control moisture to prevent mold growth.
It’s that Simple.
Molds can be found everywhere, and they can grow almost anywhere that moisture is present. Mold spores trapped inside thrive in damp, and dark corners, including under sinks, behind dishwashers, or walls/ closets with cold cinderblock.
Reduce and maintain indoor humidity below 60% to proactively prevent mold growth.
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Stay proactive in the fight against mold to protect your investment and avoid the high costs associated with remediation and litigation.
Thinking a Portable Dehumidifier is the Solution?
As simple as it may sound, controlling humidity in multifamily housing has been a daunting task. Tenants find a long list of things to complain about using portable dehumidifiers including their noise levels, cost to run, nuisance of having to empty reservoir tank, they take up valuable floor space, as well as the extra heat they add to a room. The most important factor to consider is tenant behavior; tenants can’t be relied upon to properly maintain a portable dehumidifier, typically they are unaware of their benefits and only think of them as an inconvenience that will raise their utility bill.
- EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Mold https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-course-chapter-2