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1 Mold in the Environment
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3 Moisture and Moisture Damage
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Gallery 4: Prevention

Moisture issue: Foundation is wet; drain gutters are too short.

Moisture issue: Foundation is wet; drain gutters are too short. Fix: Drain rain water away from the house, generally about 5 feet away from the foundation. Gutters below grade (below the soil) are protected from damage, while those above grade may be more easily damaged. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Moisture issue: Rainwater is falling and collecting near the foundation of this house.

Moisture issue: Rainwater is falling and collecting near the foundation of this house. Fix: It is important that the water drain away from the foundation—the ground could be sloped away from the foundation so that the water will run off. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Moisture issue: Disconnected downspout deposits rainwater from roof onto walls and near foundation.

Moisture issue: Disconnected downspout deposits rainwater from roof onto walls and near foundation. Fix: Connect the 2 downspouts. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Moisture Issue: A lawn sprinkler is located near the outside wall of a building

Moisture Issue: A lawn sprinkler is located near the outside wall of a building; the sprinkler sprays the wall directly, and water leaks through wall into the building. Fix: Move the sprinkler away from the building so that water does not wet the walls or collect near the foundation. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Moisture Issue: Foundation was chronically wet, water and mold damage was found

Moisture Issue: Foundation was chronically wet, water and mold damage was found on original structure. Fix: Area was regraded during construction of an addition so that water drains away from the foundation.

An example of window flashing, applied so that water drains to the outside

An example of window flashing, applied so that water drains to the outside of the window and not into the surrounding frame or walls. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Rust is an indication that condensation occurs on this drainpipe.

Rust is an indication that condensation occurs on this drainpipe. The pipe should be insulated to prevent condensation.

Moisture issue: Condensation on uninsulated air conditioning duct.

Moisture issue: Condensation on uninsulated air conditioning duct. Fix: Insulate the duct on the outside. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Moisture issue: Leaking pipes.

Moisture issue: Leaking pipes. The leaking pipes under the kitchen sink were taped; the pipes continued to leak, and the area got moldy. Fix: The pipes should be fixed by a plumber or other qualified professional. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Example of a drain pan beneath a cooling coil that slopes to a drain line

Example of a drain pan beneath a cooling coil that slopes to a drain line and is constructed of stainless steel. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Example of a crawlspace without mold or water problems.

Example of a crawlspace without mold or water problems. The site is well drained. The crawlspace has a vapor barrier over the earth, is air-sealed, and insulated on the walls. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Two examples of dehumidifiers.

Two examples of dehumidifiers. For spaces that are damp, often at high humidity, but do not have liquid water running through them, a dehumidifier can be used to reduce humidity. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Example of exhaust vent in a bathroom.

Example of exhaust vent in a bathroom. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

Example of an exhaust hood and fan over a stovetop in a kitchen.

Example of an exhaust hood and fan over a stovetop in a kitchen. An exhaust fan over a range draws heat, moisture, and contaminants out of the house. Range hoods should vent to the outside. (photo courtesy of Terry Brennan)

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