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Happy Mold Awareness Month! Prevent it before, during & after construction: via @edcmagazine

Now more than ever before, the prevention of mold growth has become an issue for building owners. Energy efficient, airtight structures and year-round building schedules can increase the potential for moisture issues to occur that results in mold growth. Moisture, together with mold spores and nutrients, must be present for mold to start and grow. When it comes to preventing mold growth, moisture is the key variable that needs to be controlled for the construction environment. Moisture exposure can occur during all phases of construction and throughout the building life cycle. Factors such as moisture management on job sites, roof and pipe leaks, gross water penetration through a façade and natural disasters can contribute to mold growth. The following tips can help to minimize mold growth before, during and after construction. Pre-Construction Develop a moisture control p...

Full article: http://www.edcmag.com/blogs/14/post/94681-mold-awareness-...

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