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Are air dryers effective in preventing or eliminating mold?

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Dehumidifiers help dry out air and prevent mold infestations, according to the Environmental Protective Agency. Once a mold infestation has occurred, using a dehumidifier is not enough to get rid of it. Cleaning the affected area is necessary.

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Are air dryers effective in preventing or eliminating mold?
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Controlling moisture is the key to preventing mold infestations. Other helpful measures include fixing leaks or places where water is seeping into a wall or floor, using exhaust fans to ventilate bathrooms and kitchens and using vapor barriers to keep moisture out. Remove small mold infestations by washing the affected area with a solution of 1 part bleach to 8 parts water. Larger infestations may require removing and destroying infested carpeting, drywall, ceiling tiles and wood.

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