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Clothes Dryers and Mold In Buildings

Clothes Dryers

I am getting ready to post a new section about clothes dryers. Front load clothes washers are notorious growing mold around their door gasket. But what many don't realize is that vented clothes dryers can also have an influence on mold problems in buildings. The exhaust vent is supposed to direct moisture laden air to the outdoors. Unfortunately they are often hooked up in ways that fail and cause mold to grow. Dryers located in moldy environments can also increase the amount of contamination being pulled from hidden locations by creating a depressurization of the area. The contaminants can then be sucked into the clothes dryer where they are redeposited on the laundered items. In addition to discussing how to clean and operate vented clothes dryers to minimize these issues, I will also be discussing Unvented clothes dryers (also known as condensation clothes dryers) which are very popular in Europe and are beginning to be introduced into the United States.

This new chapter section should be ready in the next week and will be added to the already posted chapters or updates:

  1. Mattress Research Updates

  2. Effective Cleaning Procedures

  3. Effective Cleaning Products

  4. Microfiber Cloths

  5. Ozone

  6. Can Light Retrofits

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A number of you that have contributed have not yet signed in to set up a password. There is no need to wait for the book to be completed in 2019 - As my thanks for your contribution - you can get the posted information now!

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John C Banta



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