Controlling Mold Growth in Garage
Hello, looking for some advice on a moldy garage. House is near Glens Falls, NY (zone 6A). Garage is uninsulated, very airy (i.e. not tight construction by any means) with a poured cement slab. With the non-stop rain this summer, I noticed boots and bags in the garage have mold growing on them. Especially if they were worn before (dirty or sweaty). This summer was very wet, with lots of humid nights and not real hot days.
I have read just running a fan at night can help (when dew points and temps are lower). Or should I be installing a vent fan, venting to the outside? With the non-insulated construction it seems just running any fan inside the garage will probably create ventilation through all the cracks/leaks.
Finally, should I put something over the cement to act a vapor barrier. With this occurring in the summer, this seems less likely of an issue, as I believe vapor issues through slabs are more of an issue in colder temps.
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