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"Moisture problems can occur in many places in homes and for many reasons: when high levels of moisture enter building cavities or get inside, when excessive moisture is produced indoors, or when indoor air comes into contact with cold surfaces such as single-pane windows or uninsulted walls. Excess moisture often originates outside the structure, as with foundation drainage problems, or it may be the result of activities by the occupants indoors. Cold surfaces usually are the result of air leakage or inadequate insulation in building cavities, or in rooms where less heat is provided in the winter." (from: Home moisture problems, EC1437, David M. Brook, former Extension agent)
The OSU Extension Service of Josephine County has a kit that may be checked-out to test the moisture levels of indoor air along with publications to help you learn more about mold and mold control. If you are interested in checking-out the kit, call 476-6613 or email Lorena Becker about its availability.
Find more information about mold and its control on the FCD webpage "Mold". Here you will find names and telephone numbers of people to assist you with your questions on this topic.
Mold related publications:
Funding for this project provided by The Healthy Homes Partnership, a collaboration of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is coordinated by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University.
Your local OSU Extension Service Office of Josephine County is proud to provide these options to the people of Josephine County.
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