Mold is everywhere and causes problems when it begins to grow inside. Reports of mold in student housing are becoming more and more common; a quick search on google for “mold in student housing” found over 6 million results. Mold remediation is possible but only focuses on the removal and cleaning of affected areas, so what’s next?
How can you prevent mold from coming back… Control the moisture!
Moisture is added to the air continuously through the day from a long list of activities including: showers (lots of showers), laundry, food, perspiration, accidental spills and even the forgotten wet towels (aka: tenant behavior). Mold growth is the result of moisture, oxygen and a food source (protein); molds extract their food from materials in order to grow and reproduce. Mold spores are extremely adaptable and can even grow on materials such as clothing, furniture, or painted surfaces, cabinet glue, and leather, if a small amount of protein (food) is available. Supplemental dehumidification can easily control moisture to help avoid the health hazards and liability associated with mold growth.
Many universities have developed a multi-faceted approach to ensure moisture control, dehumidification, and mold prevention in student housing. The Innovative Dehumidifier Systems team has assisted multiple universities and private student housing to confidently resolve issues related to high humidity and mold. As the pioneers of In-Wall dehumidifiers the IW-25 maintains relative humidity below 60 percent reducing the potential for microbials and mold growth. Designed to resolve moisture related issues caused by occupant behavior, the IW-25 In-Wall dehumidifier’s controls are concealed behind a tamper-proof cover, making adjustments inaccessible to occupants. The ENERGY STAR® Certified IW-25-4 dehumidifier controls relative humidity (RH) by drawing excess moisture from the air and improving the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
The safety, health and well-being of students and residents is top priority. In order to prevent future mold growth, control the moisture because mold cannot grow without moisture. The IW-25 in-wall dehumidifier effortlessly removes moisture to help prevent future dangers associated with mold.
The Innovative Dehumidifier System team is available to answer questions about mold remediation and prevention and the benefits of supplemental dehumidification for student housing. Contact us at (910) 579-3348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.