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How can I prevent mould?

It may surprise you, but mould can grow even in the absence of water leaks. Condensation, frequently overlooked, is a major contributor to mould. Leaks and condensation should both be addressed to avoid mould.

Mould needs four things to grow.

  1. Spores - These are everywhere.
  2. Food - Mould prefers organic things like bread, wood, etc.
  3. Temperature - Mould prefers temperatures that we humans find comfortable too.
  4. Moisture - Mould thrives well in a humid environment.

You can control #4 only!

Avoiding Mould

  • Preventing leaks and high humidity will address mould issues, to a great extent.
  • Ventilate your RV as much as, and as frequently as possible because that will drive out excessive moisture in the RV.
  • Keep relative humidity levels below 50% and you may never see mould in the RV.