Humidity, Mold & Air Quality

Did you know that a family can generate 10 to 50 litres of humidity per day in their home just by cooking, taking showers, and even by breathing. Also, as our homes get better insulated and as we keep doors and windows closed during the winter, this moisture gets trapped in the house and can cause mold and air quality issues.

Humidity, Mold & Indoor Air Quality

Indeed, if hot air loaded with humidity comes into contact with a cold surface, the humidity contained in the air in gaseous form will change state to pass to the liquid form. This is exactly the phenomenon that occurs when you place a glass of iced water outside on a hot summer day. The water that forms on the glass comes from the humidity in the air. In short, this well-known phenomenon is known as a “dew point” in insulation & mold removal fields.

So, if your house has insulation issues and/or air leaks due to certain gaps in the vapor barrier or your air barrier, the indoor humidity can condense inside construction materials and, in the long run, contribute to the development of mold foci which in turn will create other mold foci. These mold foci will, in turn, generate mold spores that can be very harmful to the health of the occupants, so the situation should not be taken lightly.

Therefore, managing humidity in a home becomes essential in order to avoid mold problems. Do you think you have a mold problem due to poor humidity management? Ask for the advice of a team of mold remediation experts who will help you correct the problem and its causes. Immediately contact one of our experts in mold removal and mold remediation by calling 438-800-2046 or use our form provided below. Mold Removal & Asbestos Remediation EcoRenov: years of expertise in mold remediation and insulation problems.

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