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Posted by grasshopper on December 17th, 2002 10:45 AM
In reply to MILDEW by Walter Winfield on December 16th, 2002 08:56 AM [Go to top of thread]

Detergent and water removes mildew. Delute bleach 1:8 kills mildew short term but it will come back soon if damp. The next step in controlling mold/mildew in a crawlspace is to keep the relative humidity below 60%. If you live in a climate where the outdoor dew points are above 60^F for weeks, cover all the earth with plastic, close the outdoor vents and monitor the RH in the crawlspace. If it is above 60%-70% for days at a time, EPA suggest dehumidification below 60% RH to prevent mold/mildew growth and wood rot.

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  • MILDEW by Walter Winfield  12/16/02 08:56 AM

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