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mold

Problem with a dehumidifier is that
1) It's only the ambulance at the bottom of the hill instead of a fence at the top.
2) Someone has to keep empting the water container all the time.(unless you put a permant drain though the floor to out side.)
Ventilation gets rid of the moist air out side and the spores of mould which are unhealty.

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  • T om ShannonT om Shannon Posts: 2Member
    mold,

    My mother-in law has mold in her walkin bathroom closet,since she lives in Naples Flordia, mostiure is a problem.We are trying to find a solution, there is not a fan in the closet,but there is a floresent light. Could leaving the light on help.Or should we consentrate on a HVAC sloution? Thank You, T Shannon,
  • Jeff Lawrence_24Jeff Lawrence_24 Posts: 593Member


    > My mother-in law has mold in her walkin bathroom

    > closet,since she lives in Naples Flordia,

    > mostiure is a problem.We are trying to find a

    > solution, there is not a fan in the closet,but

    > there is a floresent light. Could leaving the

    > light on help.Or should we consentrate on a HVAC

    > sloution? Thank You, T Shannon,



  • Jeff Lawrence_24Jeff Lawrence_24 Posts: 593Member


    > My mother-in law has mold in her walkin bathroom

    > closet,since she lives in Naples Flordia,

    > mostiure is a problem.We are trying to find a

    > solution, there is not a fan in the closet,but

    > there is a floresent light. Could leaving the

    > light on help.Or should we consentrate on a HVAC

    > sloution? Thank You, T Shannon,



  • Jeff Lawrence_24Jeff Lawrence_24 Posts: 593Member
    Fan

    or a supply run off the HVAC system?

    Florescent lights really don't out out much heat, so I don't think it would help the mold problem. If any clothes are put in there damp (at all), that could actually make the problem worse.

    At the very least, making sure there is some kind of air circulation should help. It's kinda difficult to diagnose a problem like this over the internet.

    Good luck.

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  • Jack P.Jack P. Posts: 38Member
    mold...

    I found this spray product at Home Depot that works great on mold and mildew. It's in the cleaning department. It's made by ZEP. It's called Mold and Mildew Remover. Spray it on...mold is gone in 15 seconds and stays gone. Try it. It's amazing.
  • ArthurArthur Posts: 216Member
    Mould

    Ventilate, ventilate and Ventilate, Saw 1/2" off the bottom of the door and stick an extract fan in an outside wall/Window.Work out room volume and allow 10 air changes per hour(10x room volume.)Small 6" fan is probably all thats needed.
  • Eugene SilbersteinEugene Silberstein Posts: 1,380Member
    Have you considered...

    A small freestanding, self-contained dehumidifier should do the trick.
  • Eugene SilbersteinEugene Silberstein Posts: 1,380Member
    I Definitely Agree With You

    And I like your analogy very much. It is always best to alleviate the cause and not the effect!

    I stress this to my students all the time.

    Thanks for your input.
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