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(2.0 CEUs) Some airborne moisture helps prevent dryness in a person’s mouth and sinuses. However, when there’s too much moisture in the air, that causes condensation on cold surfaces. Condensation damages buildings and encourages pests that cause respiratory problems. This lesson covers the following topics.

  • How moisture adsorbs into a material and desorbs out of it.
  • The risk of a high equilibrium moisture content in wood, insulation, and masonry materials.
  • How moisture changes state as it moves through different building environments.
  • Strategies to manage moisture and reduce its harmful effects.