If you live in an area that is prone to humid weather, you may struggle with high levels of moisture in your home. While moisture is great for your face and skin, we can’t say the same for your house.
When humid air comes into contact with cooler surfaces, it forms condensation. When this moisture is left for long periods, mold can begin to grow, lowering the quality of air in your home.
If you’ve been dealing with high levels of moisture in your home, here are a few ways to reduce moisture and keep mold growth at bay.
Practice Proper Ventilation
One of the best ways to reduce moisture in your home is to implement proper ventilation. Areas like your kitchen and bathroom are more prone to moisture due to cooking and showering.
If your bathroom has a window, make sure to open it during or after your shower to let steam escape. If there is a fan, use it during your time in the bathroom and leave it on even after you’ve left the room.
Turning on the AC can also help to ventilate the home. It brings in cooler air while simultaneously removing, warm humid air.
If you have an exhaust fan in the kitchen, use it when cooking to direct air outside. If possible, open up windows or balcony doors to ventilate the area.
Make Good Use Of Dehumidifiers
If you live a building that is more difficult to ventilate, make sure you have a few dehumidifies. You can purchases small, portable ones that have substances to absorb the moisture in the air around them. Or you can purchase more powerful, electric humidifiers for bigger areas.
Carpet quickly becomes home to humid loving pests like dust mites. It retains moisture easily and can contribute to high moisture levels in your home. If it all possible, consider replacing the carpet or trading it out for hardwood flooring.
Dry Laundry Outside
Not all laundry can be tossed into the dryer. In the wintertime, it’s a no brainer to hang these clothes inside. In the summer, hanging damp clothes indoors only contributes to the humidity levels.
Make good use of the summer sun and hang any damp clothes outside. Invest in a clothesline or drying rack for easy access to your clothes.
Test For Mold With Air Quality Consultants
If you suspect that the moisture in your home has resulted in the development of mold, you need to act quickly. If left untreated, mold can negatively affect the health of you and your family.
Contact Air Quality Consultants to request a mold test. Our highly trained professionals will provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis of your mold issue.
They’ll also discuss with you a plan of action to resolve the mold and moisture problems in your home. Fill out our contact form to request a quote today, and a member of our team contact you as soon as possible.