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Every stage of the construction process can be affected by excess moisture. Incorporating a moisture removal strategy is a necessity that the construction industry can incorporate into the planning, designing, building, and managing phases of property development. Removing moisture generated and trapped inside will help to lower high relative humidity. According to an article from the Journal of Property Management, “a growing problem for building owners and managers is the occurrence and reoccurrence of mold. Mold spores fester indoors and can be found anywhere from low-income tenant apartments to multi-million dollar office suites.”1
“Uncontrolled moisture indoors can cause major damage to the building structure, as well as to furnishings and to finish materials like floors, walls and ceilings.”
-United States Environmental Protection Agency 2
What’s your Plan to Reduce High Humidity Indoors?
OWNER & DEVELOPER
Overcoming the unique challenges throughout the
Taking precautions to reduce high indoor humidity generated by tenants will help prevent issues associated with unwanted moisture. Referencing OSHA’s article about moisture-related problems, “if sources of moisture are not controlled, mold, which is always present to some degree, can spread and cause damage to building materials, finishes, and furnishings.”3 Including, an independent and tankless IW25-4 dehumidification system to remove water vapor trapped indoors can help avoid the expensive costs of cleanup, remediation, and litigation.
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Whether you’re working on a new construction project, or renovating an existing building, optimize the performance of your designs to minimize operating costs. Referencing the article Fundamentals of Moisture in Houses, “moisture problems occur in buildings throughout North America, in almost every climate. The most common symptoms are mold, mildew, and condensation, and these can impair the health of the occupants, cause discomfort, and decrease the life of the structure.”4 IDS offers tamper-proof dehumidification solutions, with the IW25-4, created to condense and remove moisture to help reduce high humidity levels. Integrating sustainable and innovative design in your multifamily communities will help enhance the comfort of residents.
Responsible for scope of work for entire project
Indoor mold growth and mildew can be a contractor’s worst nightmare, leading to a range of very serious and complicated problems. “Mold is on everything we build with and everything we bring into a building. Indoor mold growth and mildew can be a contractor’s worst nightmare, leading to a range of very serious and complicated problems,” explained in the article Mold: Causes, Health Effects and Clean-up. Contractors need to be aware of the dangers caused by high humidity and moisture trapped indoors. It is essential for general contractors to adopt a moisture management plan from the initial stages of development. The wall-mounted IW25-4 removes moisture and reduces high humidity.
Expert in their scope of services
The focus of your work may be independent but as a PCBU (person conducting a business or undertaking) responsibility of the job is a reflection of your work. Taking measures to reduce high humidity will help avoid the issues from water vapor generated and trapped indoors. A tamper-proof IW25-4 dehumidifier fits directly in wall or mounts on wall, designed for a clean fit & sleek aesthetic, the dehumidification system is a reliable source to lower humidity in your projects.
Providing safe and comfortable living conditions
One of the most important responsibilities of property management is to ensure that living conditions are safe and habitable for tenants. “Since an owner or manager is responsible not only for the building itself, but the health and well being of its occupants, mold is a significant element that should never be ignored”,1 as stated in the Journal of Property Management. An escape route for excess moisture trapped in apartments, and multifamily communities is a simple way to keep indoor humidity below 60%. The hands-free IW25-4 includes a tamper-proof front cover to conceal digital controls, limiting access for dependable moisture removal to help stop mold from growing in your tenant’s home.
Inspecting and maintaining property to meet expectations
Removing moisture indoors is an essential part of providing comfortable and healthy living environments. Tenants are continuously adding moisture to the air, whether cooking, cleaning, bathing, and more. A tankless and tamper-proof dehumidifier that runs independently of HVAC system will collect and condense unwanted moisture, without tenant participation. Since your job pulls you in multiple directions every day, the required maintenance for appliances should be simple and effective. A tankless IW25-4 dehumidification system includes easy access to clean and change the filter and save your time for other priorities.
MOISTURE MANAGEMENT PLAN
Moisture is continuously added to the air inside, in the past, finding a way to efficiently remove moisture has been a challenge, until now…
The wall-mounted IW25-4 dehumidifier was created to easily install in a variety of settings, starting from the early phases of conceptual development, to the engineering & design phases. The IW25-4 is versatile enough to integrate into planning & scheduling phases as well as the construction process and is even ideal for pre-existing and retrofit applications. The significance of moisture removal becomes more evident as tenants move in and produce moisture daily. Tenants rely on the maintenance and management team to have a plan to remove moisture and lower high humidity in their homes.
The tamper-proof IW25-4 dehumidifier includes hands-free draining; the digital humidistat is concealed behind the front cover, so controls are only accessible with a specialty tool (included with purchase). Innovative Dehumidifier Systems is proud to offer reliable products and services with a full 5-year warranty on parts and labor of the IW25-4. The ENERGY STAR® Certified IW25-4 Dehumidifier is the first patent-pending system to include bi-polar ion technology, specifically designed to reduce high relative humidity in multi-family communities… the control is back in your hands!
A Moisture Removal Strategy is Essential in Every Phase of Development
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1. Dave, Nitin, and Stephen R. Galati. “What’s mold is new: remediation and proper planning helps remove fuss over fungus. (Feature).” Journal of Property Management, vol. 68, no. 4, July-Aug. 2003, pp. 42+. Gale Academic OneFile, accessed November 2021 <link.gale.com/apps/doc/A105554759/AONE?u=anon~175b10af&sid=googleScholar&xid=aa5caac5>
2. EPA | United States Environmental Protection Agency September 28, 2021; accessed November 2021, <https://www.epa.gov/iaq-schools/moisture-control-part-indoor-air-quality-design-tools-schools>
3. U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA 2006, accessed November 2021, <https://ntrl.ntis.gov/NTRL/dashboard/searchResults/titleDetail/PB2012105419.xhtml>
4. Lstiburek, J. and Carmody, J. (1993) Moisture Control Handbook (Principles and Practices for Residential and Small Commercial Buildings). New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.
5. Lstiburek, Yost N., and J. Brennan, J., (2002) Mold: Causes, Health Effects and Clean-Up, Citeseer, accessed November 2021 http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.625.1632&rep=rep1&type=pdf