As the demand for multifamily housing steadily grows, construction and building regulations are becoming tighter in an effort to create sustainable and energy efficient housing. Although efficiency is beneficial in many ways, the tighter envelopes make it nearly impossible for moisture to escape. As an architect, engineer, developer or general contractor you understand the importance of building moisture control.
Maintaining moisture levels is key to protecting your investment. Removing moisture and keeping the relative humidity below 60 percent can remedy the list of high costs associated with mold growth. As an architect, engineer, developer or general contractor it is important to anticipate moisture issues before they occur. Introducing a dehumidification system in the initial stages of property development to proactively avoid potential costs and headaches associated with mold growth. The IW-25 In Wall Dehumidifier will maintain humidity levels year round with a tamper-proof lock out cover. The ENERGY Star® Certified IW-25 is easily set to desired relative humidity to help prevent the growth of mold. Stay proactive in the fight against mold and protect your property against:
Structural Damage: Mold can affect the structural integrity of a building, commonly referred to as “Building Cancer.” Although a serious issue, damages caused by mold are manageable, if addressed properly and in a timely manner.
Timely Litigation: Lawsuits involving mold are complicated and time-consuming, involving a range of issues including medical, structural and related losses. The most common threat of mold liability includes negligence and failure to disclose. The ultimate goal of mold litigation is to determine the party responsible for damages from construction defects, faulty materials, poor design, or previous owner’s failure to disclose known problems.
Stressful Remediation/Cleanup: Mold remediation is the process of finding and eliminating mold within a property, while preventing it from spreading. Since “mold is a home maintenance issue and these are generally not covered by standard insurance policies” removal can be costly. Remediation costs can vary from $500 to $6,000 and even upwards depending on the severity and spread of mold.
Health Hazards: Mold grows everywhere and has the potential to cause health problems. People sensitive to mold may have severe reactions such as fever-like symptoms and shortness of breath. Allergic reactions are the most common side effect of mold and can lead to asthma attacks in certain individuals. Many symptoms of mold are easily over-looked due to their likeness to other illnesses.
Avoid the headaches and hassles caused by high humidity with the IW-25 fixed dehumidifier. Specifically designed and engineered for multi-family housing, the IW-25 requires no effort from tenants, for a hands-free dehumidification system.
Although the IW-25 offers hands-free moisture control, our team is always available with hands-on customer service. Innovative Dehumidifier Systems builds partnerships with our clients to eliminate moisture and protect your property from mold.
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