Investigating mold and moisture problems is more direct than most air pollutants, because we can see and smell evidence of mold growth or moisture.
- Testing: Use your eyes and nose, or continuous monitors for building materials, or a relative humidity meter for air.
- Moisture sources: Breathing, bathing, cooking, clothes dryers, plants, damp earth, leaks.
- Effects: Moisture stains and damages materials, and allows the growth of molds and rot.
- Control: Stop leaks. Dry materials. Ventilate more.
Problems in Buildings
The following pages are about “Mold and Moisture Problems in Buildings“:
- What About Mold from Moisture Problems in Buildings
- Mold & Moisture Inspections in Buildings
- Mold Hypothesis Testing in Buildings
- Mold Testing: Results & Analysis
- Avoiding Mold Growth in Buildings by Controlling Moisture
- Cleaning Up Mold & Rot: Building Remediation