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asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th May, 2020

Will a dehumidifier stop mold growth?

Mold stays “dormant” in the air or on surfaces even when there's no excess moisture to help it grow. So, to answer your question, dehumidifiers do NOT kill mold, but they do prevent it by reducing humidity. If you have a mold problem in your home, don't wait. Mold spreads as long as it has a water source.

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Similarly one may ask, what is a suitable humidity level to help prevent mold?

Minimizing Humidity Helps Prevent Mold It also helps to check the moisture level of your home. The ideal humidity level is between 30% and 50%. A humidity level of 60% or higher can put your home at risk of mold growth.

Similarly, what humidity level kills mold? To kill mold, you need to get the humidity below 50%, and around 35% is optimal. If it's a mold problem in your basement, having a contractor install vapor barriers around the outside of the foundation of the house is probably the best long-term option.

Secondly, will black mold die if moisture stops?

Mold spores never truly "die" because they can always begin to multiply again at a later time if new moisture becomes available. For this reason, you should always go one step beyond removing the moisture. After drying the mold, you should also remove the spores themselves from your home, using a vacuum cleaner.

Will opening windows reduce mold?

Open a window and shut the door This will help reduce the amount of condensation that appears but it won't eliminate the problem. Windows are also a key area to keep an eye on if mould starts to grow around your windows you know you have a problem. The mould may appear on your window sills and around the window frames.

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