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Old 12-10-2011, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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As hamellr said, keep moisture out.

I would add that habitation also adds indoor moisture. Have you ever noticed droplets of water on the inside of a tent in the morning? That is from respiration. Bathrooms, kitchens, laundries, and even bedrooms should be well ventilated to the outdoors. When code required that buildings be, essentially, sealed and insulated habituation moisture was trapped. That is when mold became an issue.
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Old 12-11-2011, 12:50 AM
 
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Poor wall insulation and no vapor barrier in the outer walls, will almost guarantee you will get mold. Modern homes don't have the same problem, if one takes a few measures. Run the fan in the bathrooms after showers, to get rid of the moisture from the showers is one. The same for the fan over the range in the kitchen when cooking. A humidifier can also help.
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