Leaving lights on all day to stop mould


Old 07-24-09, 07:31 PM
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Leaving lights on all day to stop mould

How much difference does leaving the lights on make?
Old 07-25-09, 05:46 AM
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Hi fanman, molds thrive on moisture and a food source. The food source can be any organic material, even the paper on your sheetrock or your homes wood framing. In bathroors it is recommenred that you run the exhaust fan for 20 minutes after showers. Correct all leaks and check your basement for moisture. A dirt floor in a basement or crawl space needs to be covered and sealed with a vapor barrier. Without specifics as to what your problem is, this is the best I can do.

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Old 07-25-09, 10:41 AM
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Somewhere between little and none. The only way lights would help is if they generated enough heat to drop the humidity below the point mold needs to thrive.
Old 07-26-09, 09:04 PM
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i think we need more info to answer your problem..what part of your home are you having problems with it...and the answer is no i do not think leaving the lights on will do anything

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