Checklist

Water Leakage and Mold

Answer “Yes” or “No.”

Are ventilation systems shut down during unoccupied hours?

Is the relative humidity of the building’s interior kept at a safe level?

Are papers, clothing, or other “mold food” stored in contact with basement floors or outer walls?

Are spills mopped up quickly?

Are gutters kept clean to ensure that rain water drains away from the building quickly enough to prevent saturation of walls and floors that contact the earth?

Is excess humidity from the kitchen, laundry and bathroom removed by using an exhaust fan or opening a window?

Are showers wiped down after use to prevent the formation of mold?

Are air conditioning units the appropriate size for the building and/or room?

Are cold water pipes insulated if they have a visibly damp exterior?