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Mobile Home Mold: Questions & Answers

Q. We bought a double wide home with a built on addition in July.  Since colder weather has set in we have noticed mold in the addition of the home.  It is on the ceiling where the wall and ceiling meet.  There is also a noticeable amount in one closet.  It is only appearing on the walls where there are windows and those of course are an outside wall.  There is a noticeable amount of condensation on the windows as well.  Is this something that we can remedy or is it hopeless.  Also the windows are a different brand than the rest of the home.  Could it possibly be a window problem? [Nov. 30, 2002]

A. When colder weather begins, people keep their windows closed most of the time, thus trapping and accumulating inside both moisture and any mold spores from interior mold growth. Your first step is to buy a digital hygrometer from Lowe's, Home Depot, or your local hardware store [about $30]. Check frequently and record the interior room relative humidity of all of the rooms of your mobile home or manufactured home, plus the crawl space beneath your mobile home [a frequent and favorite mold breeding ground for mold colonies]. Crawl space mold is a serious problem in any mobile home, manufactured home, or regular home with a crawl space, whether beneath a porch, part of the home, or the entire home. The most desirable relative humidity to discourage mold growth is 30% to 40% or lower. At 50% relative humidity, there can be sufficient airborne moisture to facilitate mold growth. The higher the humidity above 50%, the higher the risk of mold infestation. Homes with high humidity should use good quality dehumidifiers that have humidity percentage settings to turn the dehumidifier off an on as needed.  Your next step is to carefully inspect your mobile home or manufactured home roof surface, exterior wall surfaces, and windows and window areas for any holes or cracks or depressions or valleys that can accumulate water or permit water leaks into your roof, walls, and home. If you are not construction-oriented for such a water leak inspection, hire an experienced local handyman or repair contractor or, better yet, a Certified Mold Inspector, to check out your home for water leak entry spots and mold growth inside your walls, ceilings, and floors. Your Certified Mold Inspector will also use a hidden moisture detector and a fiber optics inspection device to check interior wall, ceiling, and floor cavities for mold problems. Your next step is to remove building materials that are already covered or affected with mold growth. The cleaned out areas need to be treated with a Mold Home Remedy Recipes antimicrobial coating to kill any remaining mold spores and to apply an antimicrobial coating to protect the area against future mold growth. Please read Mold Removal Advice to learn the 25 steps for safe and effective mold remediation.

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Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Solutions

Phil can help you fix your own property’s mold problems at low-cost, more safely, and better-in- results than what is done by many mold inspectors and mold contractors.  How can Phil help you?

     1. Read Phil’s five plain-English,
mold advice books to master mold inspection, testing, removal, remediation, and prevention for your house, condo, apartment, office,  or workplace.

     2. Buy do-it-yourself, affordable mold test kits, mold lab analysis, video inspection scope, mold cleaner, and mold killer, for the  successful toxic and household mold inspection, mold testing, mold species identification and quantification, mold cleaning, mold removal, and mold remediation to find mold, kill mold, clean mold, and remove mold from your residence or commercial building.

     3. Get FREE mold advice, mold help, and/or answers to your mold questions, by emailing mold expert Phillip Fry at
phil@moldinspector.com. You can also email pictures of your mold problems in jpeg file format as email attachments.
 

 

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