Monday, March 7, 2011

Remedies for Mold & Moisture Issues

About two weeks go we had a homeowner raise a very important concern that is pertinent to all homeowners, especially this time of year...mold and moisture issues.

Unfortunately it is a common occurrence, and in recognition of this, the Canadian Mortgage & Housing Corporation (CMHC) has published a very helpful booklet “Moisture & Air – Householder’s Guide – Problems and Remedies”. This guide addresses how to control humidity levels in homes based on the outside temperatures.

This guide advises that:

  1. In very cold weather, a level of 30% or lower may be needed to prevent window condensation.
  2. In the winter heating season, the relative humidity should not exceed 45%.

The guide is in PDF form and will need to be downloaded or a hard copy can be ordered and delivered free of charge. It is well worth the read.

Here is the link for reference to this booklet -

-Ashley Fontaine

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