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Wet Windows in the Morning

We have had trouble with condensation on the inside bottom few inches of our windows each morning.  None of the seals on the windows are broken. Our humidifier has been broken for the past couple of years. I have been told there is a chance that our house is too sealed up. Do you recommend cutting a vent by the furnace ductwork?

Keith,

Thanks for listening and for your follow-up.

If you have moisture on the bottom of your windows, the problem is either excessive moisture in the ..read more

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Musty Smell in my House

My ranch home has a musty smell throughout.

Brian,

Thank you for being a part of the show and for a very timely question – one that a lot of people have right now. You have a musty smell in the home but no indication of any active leak or water source…

“Musty Smells” indicate a higher concentration of mold spores in the air.

Molds require oxygen, food, proper temperature and moisture to proliferate. Since houses by their nature supply the first three, we ..read more

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Mold Testing

Who can I talk with regarding mold testing in my home?

Paulette,

Thanks for the inquiry – we appreciate you!

Every home will have positive results for the presence of mold or mold spores at some level – that’s how pervasive it is.

The concern is when the concentrations become large or the spores begin to multiply – nearly always due to the presence of a wet or damp environment.

If you know of any type of leak creating this condition, the leak must be ..read more

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