[Zbrafish] Zebrafish facility paint

Seth Jeannotte via zbrafish%40net.bio.net (by seth.jeannotte from MarineBiotech.com)
Thu Dec 13 12:28:37 EST 2007

Hi Judy.  We have seen high humidity levels in some labs due to lack of
air changes in the lab (they are also typically located on an outside
wall or top floor of a building).  

In one of the most recent cases, they increased the amount of air
changes (number of times the air is removed and replaced per hour) and
the humidity dropped significantly (We typically recommend 8-12 changes
per hour).  After they decreased the humidity,they had a remediation
company clean off the walls and ceilings with a very weak bleach
solution.  It took care of the mold, and I don't think they've had a
recurrence since.

I'd be more than happy to discuss it with you off line if you'd like to
get in touch with me.

Thanks and have a great day!

Seth Jeannotte
Territory Manager
Marine Biotech, Inc.
Phone:  978-927-8720 x111
Mobile: 978-578-2052

-----Original Message-----
From: zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu
[mailto:zbrafish-bounces from oat.bio.indiana.edu] On Behalf Of Judy Bennett
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2007 4:07 PM
To: zbrafish from magpie.bio.indiana.edu
Subject: [Zbrafish] Zebrafish facility paint

>Hi All-
>We are experiencing a problem with mold growth on a cold-exterior 
>wall in one of our fish facilities.  The warm temps and high 
>humidity in the room cause a lot of condensation on the wall and 
>it's become a haven for mold.
>It's going to be a tricky problem to remedy, but one thing we're 
>looking into are mold resistant paints (i.e. Kilz).  Has anyone had 
>any similar issues, or used a specific brand of paint?  Should we 
>worry about the fumes affecting the water/fish?
>Thanks for your help,
>Judy Bennett
>UMass Amherst

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