Controlling Moisture and Condensation Control in Your Home
Controlling moisture in your home is important. Too much moisture or condensation can lead to damage, mold, and mildew. There are several things you can do to reduce, and control, the moisture in your home.
How Controlling Moisture in Your Home Makes a Difference!
Condensation collects when warm, humid air touches a cool surface. You’ll see this over your stove when you cook, on the mirror when you shower, or in your laundry room when the clothes are drying.
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If your appliances, or your rooms, have vents, make sure to use them. Keep the vents free of dust and dirt to keep the air flowing correctly. You can also open windows to help release the moisture.
In the winter, if your windows, walls, and doors lack the proper insulation, they will typically be very cool. Additionally, uninsulated water pipes can be very cool in the summer. All of these surfaces will draw condensation. That water will often surface and run down into the walls, windows, and other structural components. This can cause damage such as rot and peeling paint, plus, it will promote mold and mildew growth.
If you see moisture accumulate, it’s important to dry it up right away. Once you’ve dried the condensation, look for the source of the water. This way, you can deal with the problem and prevent further damage or mold growth.
The most important things you can do for controlling moisture and condensation in your home is minimize cool surfaces and reduce humidity. You can do this by installing storm doors and storm windows which will help separate the inside of your home from the outside air. Also double- and triple-paned windows will also help insulate your home from the cold.
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You can also open your curtains and blinds during the winter to bring in warmth. During the winter, make sure to keep your heating vents open and unblocked to keep the air flowing. Caulk and weather strip your doors and windows, too, in order to keep cold air from entering.
Some other simple things you can do include covering pans while you cook, if possible, leaving doors open for better air circulation, and keeping your aquarium covered. Finally, consider purchasing an air dehumidifier. These are perfect for areas with poor air circulation. They’ll condition the air, removing extra moisture, and making it easier to breathe.
Follow these tips for controlling moisture and condensation in your home!
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