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Moisture in houses
TenWolde, Anton Forest Products Laboratory, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Madison, Wisconsin.
- Moisture problems
- Moisture movement in buildings
- General moisture control strategies
- Additional Reading
Water is vital to our survival. Without water, we die of thirst, but too much water will drown us. It is not all that different with our homes. If the indoor air is too dry, we are uncomfortable in our homes, and our skin as well as the wood furniture begins to crack. However, too much humidity or water creates a host of different problems, including mold growth, wood decay, buckling wood floors, and rusting of metals. Thus, it is clear that moisture needs to be controlled, both for human health and for the health of the building.
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