Most homeowners have heard of humidifiers, but their slightly lesser-known counterpart, dehumidifiers, play an equally important role in keeping your home a healthy environment. Instead of adding moisture into the air, dehumidifiers extract moisture, keeping your home’s humidity at healthy levels. Too much humidity can create musty odors, mold, and mildew. Dehumidifiers are perfect for humid climates and people with allergies.
Dehumidifiers can be used in bedrooms, bathrooms, or offices. There are many different benefits. The main benefit of dehumidifiers is reducing mold and mildew. Both can spread throughout the room very easily. Mold can penetrate the walls and ceiling of your home, while mildew just grows on surfaces.
There is no limit to the surfaces mold and mildew will grow on. You can find it on the pipes, windows, carpet, drywall, upholstery, and ceiling tiles. A dehumidifier reduces the moisture in the air, preventing the growth of mildew and mold and improving the home’s air quality. If mold and mildew aren’t growing in your home, musty odors are all but eliminated.
Dust can trigger allergy sufferers, but using a dehumidifier can reduce dust mites. As a bonus, less dust means less time spent cleaning. Air conditioners work much harder when the air is humid. Dehumidifiers make their jobs easier by removing the humid air and allowing the air conditioner to do its job uninhibited. Dehumidifiers also help reduce condensation, which is the water that forms on your windows or walls when excess moisture is trapped. Dehumidifiers will reduce the amount of water in the air, preserving the structure of your home.
To learn more about dehumidifiers and how installing one in your home could benefit your family, give us a call at Nixon Cleaning and Restoration LLC.