The humidity levels within your home cause moisture in the walls of your home and create Crowded rooms with carpeting can create an almost perfect situation for a rise in humidity and ultimately cause hazardous mold growth. In this article, we will discuss how to prevent moisture from building up in your walls.
The most effective way to combat humidity and hazardous mold growth in a home is by using a dehumidifier. One of the greatest attributes of a dehumidifier is the varying sizes they come in. Depending on your specific needs, you will sometimes need different types of dehumidifiers. Keep in mind that the whole point of a dehumidifier is to pull excess moisture from the air. But that water needs somewhere to go once it is removed from the air. Most dehumidifiers have a tank for that water to be stored in. You’ll need to empty that tank as it fills.
Certain cacti and palm trees that draw some of their needed moisture from the moisture in the air. Let’s not get confused, plants are not able to do the job of a proper dehumidifier. However, a humidity problem that is not so bad could possibly be kept under control by the right combination of plants. If you have an area of your home that seems to be somewhat more humid or damp, you can try using a bunch of humidity drinking plants and see if that helps.
The furniture in your home can be collecting some of the natural moisture that is permeating that room. Crowded rooms with carpeting can create an almost perfect situation for a rise in humidity and ultimately cause hazardous mold growth. Carpeting does not necessarily cause humidity per se. However, the crowded furniture and carpeting may be stopping the room from regulating its humidity. Many people have found that when they remove the carpet from their home or room, it reduces the levels of moisture. The rug acts as an insulator and the cold hard floor helps to regulate and reduce the temperature.
If you suspect that you may have hazardous mold growth in your home call Drymax Restoration today at 337-944-4354. We service Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Opelousas, Broussard, Alexandria, and the LA areas.