Preventing fungal growth begins with the building design and follows all the way through responding to a water intrusion event. This course will provide some basic science to help understand how mold happens. It will also provide examples of recommended building materials, their assembly, and building systems that both invite and avert mold growth.
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
- List practical choices in design and construction that minimize fungal invasion
- Describe what to do to control mold in those hidden spaces within the home
- Explain why some materials are more likely than others to grow mold
- Recognize potential negative situations and address them before they develop into a problem