Controlling Moisture Fix leaks. Under sinks, in air conditioning condensate lines, ice machines. Make sure windows and doors close tightly and don’t leak damp air inside We have seen big mold problems develop in locations where the outside damp air was pulled into the structure for a week because a sliding glass door or window was not completely closed. Quickly (24-48 hours or less) get moving on correcting water damages caused by water intrusions from the above leaks. Associations need to have the ability to begin mitigating water damages in a condo because they often affect others in the same building. Keep it dry, Make sure the air conditioning system is working correctly and RUNS. Remember mold can grow at 60% relative humidity and around here that’s most of the year. In beach front condos your unit is insulated by your neighbors condos and how hot or cold they keep their unit can have and effect on yours, and whether your thermostat ever senses it’s hot enough to turn on the unit and cool and dehumidify the condo

Getting the most out of mold remediation is like telling someone how to enjoy a root canal. Professionals should do both processes, as painlessly and efficiently as possible and at a fair price but who wants to go there anyway?

Rather than first discuss the blissful benefits of mold remediation lets discuss how to avoid them if possible first.

Mold Needs Moisture, proper temperature and a food source to grow and develop.

Of these three above requirements we can only really control one

1.All of the built structures are constructed of organic materials. Wood, natural fabrics, drywall, particle board and even the “bio-film” that sticks to concrete and glass or tile are mold food.

2.Most Molds are able to grow well in temperatures between 68-86 degrees. (of course we humans are pretty comfortable in that range too. Some molds grow above and below that range also, way above and below where we as humans would be comfortable.

3.The key to mold control is moisture control.