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Posted by Jay J -Moderator on December 29th, 2002 07:42 AM
In reply to sweating walls by cathy douglas on December 28th, 2002 05:06 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi cathy,

In order for mold/mildew to grow, there has to be a 'regular supply' of moisture and a relatively high temperature. Lack of ventilation and/or circulation of air also contributes highly to m/m.

Long, hot showers, boiling water, the venting of a clothes dryer into the living space, ventless heating units, and so on, all 'dump' moisture into the home. By identifying the sources, then perhaps you can start solving your problem.

Be sure you have adequate venting and decent air circulation in your home. When the warm, moist air comes in contact w/a cold surface (such as an outside wall), the moisture condenses out onto the wall. Make sure your insulation is adequate too, and that you don't have any 'leaks' in any wall/corner joints. You may need to hire a Pro to thoroughly access the situation.

My best to ya and hope this helps.

Jay J -Moderator

PS: God Bless America!

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