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“The Key to Mold Control is
– U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1
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Why Occupant Behavior Matters?
There are variables that can be controlled to ensure the comfort and safety of tenants in their homes. Unfortunately, you can’t control the amount of moisture generated indoors. Are they taking multiple showers, drying clothes indoors, continuously boiling water, or even choosing to not run the air conditioner?
These factors can have a huge impact on the amount of moisture produced and trapped inside.
No Rental Property is Immune from a Mold Outbreak
Take Mold Seriously?
Residential moisture control will help improve indoor air quality, comfort, and help prevent mold for tenants.
“My dehumidifier was installed Feb 3. Today is Feb. 14 and I feel so much better, and I cough far less than I once was. Prior to installing the dehumidifier, I was coughing constantly. I can tell there has been a huge improvement. I smile every time I hear the machine come on (it isn’t loud at all). While the countertops and appliances look nice, I’m most thankful for the little machine that is helping us breathe better. “
– satisfied tenant residing in the Southeastern United States
“I was hesitant to have the unit installed because I already had 3 portable dehumidifiers working, why fix something that works? Fortunately, the install took under a half hour, runs much quieter than the portables, takes up no floor space- it actually fits in the wall, and I no longer have to mess with emptying the reservoir tanks, everyday. I am very pleased with the look of this dehumidifier and that it runs quietly. “
– Housing Authority tenant residing in the Southeastern United States
Working together to provide Healthier Housing
Moisture Affects Building Performance
Brick, cement, and masonry are considered strong and solid building materials. Unfortunately, they are porous materials, which are easily penetrated by water. Unwanted moisture in a building’s structure can lead to cracked foundations, the disintegration of insulation, and musty odors.
According to John F. Straube, Ph.D. “The control of moisture in buildings is key to their durability, functionality, health, and efficiency. Understanding the sources of moisture and mechanisms by which they move within the building and the building enclosure allows professionals to design better buildings and conditioning systems. All moisture management and control strategies and techniques must be solidly based on this understanding.”2
Have you noticed condensation on the windows, or moisture on the walls?
Mold spores can grow almost anywhere but need moisture to survive. Taking steps to manage indoor humidity below 60% will help prevent mold growth in typically damp conditions. Using a residential dehumidifier is one way to do this.
Moisture Control Solutions for Multi-Family Residential Buildings
Designed to remove moisture and reduce indoor humidity to help prevent mold in apartments. The ENERGY STAR® Certified IW25-4 IN Wall / ON Wall Dehumidifier, is the first mountable dehumidifier to include an optional built-in condensate pump. The tamper-proof dehumidifier provides dependable humidity control; the digitally controlled humidistat is concealed behind the front cover, making adjustments by tenants inaccessible.
Housing conditions should support the health and well-being of residents.
The Control is Back in Your Hands
- EPA: United States Environmental Protection Agency, Mold https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-course-chapter-2
- ASHRAE Journal; John F. Straube, Ph.D. 2002, ResearchGate, accessed October 12, 2021, <https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John-Straube/publication/271706272_Moisture_in_buildings/links/57fd01f108aeea8c97c8635f/Moisture-in-buildings.pdf>