Health@Home: High-Performance Housing Rehabilitation Guidelines

1. Keep It Dry


Moisture and mold are linked to increased risk of asthma and other respiratory ailments, as well as allergic reactions in some individuals. Excessive moisture can also contribute to pest problems and deterioration of lead-based paint.

When building or during routine maintained, it is essential to ensure the site’s drainage systems and surfaces are functioning properly. Hidden leaks often not only damage the structure itself but cause issues for the residents.

By following the relevant standards listed below, you’ll be able to keep your property in good repair and the health of its occupants safe.

Applicable Standards

  • Contaminants and Other Hazards – Assessment and Clearance Testing
  • Site
  • Roofing, Gutters and Downspouts, and Stormwater Management
  • Building Exterior
  • Foundations and Structure
  • Ventilation

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