Molds need moisture to Grow!

Mold, Humidity & Moisture

Moisture is visible as liquid water but invisible as water vapor in air. Relative humidity is a measure of how much water vapor is in the air compared with the maximum amount of moisture the air can contain at a given temperature (how close air is to being saturated). Air at 80 percent relative humidity can still contain more moisture. Air at 100 percent relative humidity looks just the same but can hold no more water vapor. Relative humidity is an important concept to understand in the battle against indoor air quality problems, because microscopic life flourishes at higher relative humidity

Actions that will help to reduce Humidity:·

• Vent appliances thzat produce moisture, such as clothes dryers, stoves, and kerosene heaters to the outside where possible. (Combustion appliances such as stoves and kerosene heaters produce water vapor and will increase the humidity unless vented to the outside.)
• Run the bathroom fan or open the window when showering.
• Use exhaust fans or open windows whenever cooking, running the dishwasher or dishwashing, etc.

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