In hotter weather humidity can spread quickly in your house, and lead to a host of problems. Mold, water damage, wall cracks and health issues are just a few of the things that humidity and excess moisture can cause. Here are a few of the ways that you can reduce and prevent humidity in your home.
Humidity collects in places like the basement and especially the bathroom because of temperature fluctuations that encourage condensation to form. Allowing the right amount of airflow in these rooms will help the moisture to evaporate instead of collecting. Make sure to check that your air vents are working properly and that the filters are clean. Let the fan run during and after taking a shower for a few minutes to help clear up the condensation.
Watch Out for Leaks
Leaky pipes are the quickest way to create water damage in your house. Especially on a hot day that excess water can evaporate and contribute to the humidity in your home. The best way to prevent leaks is to have an inspection to make sure that your pipes are in good shape, and to have any leaks that are found repaired.
Invest in a Dehumidifier
If all else fails, you can get a dehumidifier to get to work reducing the humidity in your home right to way. Putting a dehumidifier to work will help you take care of the humidity issue before it can spread, which will buy you some time to find the root of the problem. Also, dehumidifiers are useful on wet days, such as after a lot of rain or if your basement floods.
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