Excess moisture can have serious negative effects around your home, including mold and mildew growth and rotting wood. Moisture control techniques are some of the best defenses you have against these damages.
Here are some of the top moisture control tips for protecting your home from water-related damage:
- Use a dehumidifier. While some moisture is good for you, an excessively moist home environment is not. Dehumidifiers help control the amount of moisture in your home, making it harder for mold or mildew to grow.
- Make sure you have adequate insulation. The insulation around your home not only retains heat when it’s cold outside, but it also prevents moist air from entering your home through any gaps. However, moist insulation isn’t as effective and has its own problems, so make sure your insulation is nice and dry.
- Take advantage of the vents. Proper ventilation is crucial in areas of your home that have a lot of moisture, such as the kitchen and basement. Make sure to turn on the fan when there is a lot of moisture present, and if you don’t have adequate fans, open the window just a crack until the moisture has been taken care of.
- Call in the professionals. We here at Nixon Cleaning and Restoration LLC are experts in moisture control and know how to properly protect your home from the damages caused by excess moisture. If you’re concerned about the moisture levels in your home, reach out to us today to learn about how we can help you keep you and your home safe.