Clint Miller Mold and Moisture Control
  • Jan 22, 2021
Is Your Home Protected From Excess Moisture and Mold?

 

For homeowners, moisture and mold are two potential issues that can result in structural damage as well as creating an unhealthy living environment. When these issues are apparent within the home, it is important to determine the causes of excess moisture in house locations. With the expert help of technicians who provide pest control services as well as specialize in methods to control moisture, they will determine where the source of the problems are emanating from and form a strategy on how to get rid of moisture in your home. Once these issues are addressed and a plan of action in place, your home can be protected to help avoid costly repair and replacement of damaged materials in the future.

How to Get Rid of Humidity and Moisture

How to get rid of moisture in your home, crawlspace, and basement can be a stressful and on-going concern for homeowners who are faced with the possibility of damage due to their property being exposed to excessive humidity, moisture, and mold. 

Getting rid of moisture can be a tedious process as finding the source is the first step in dealing with the problem. These areas generally contain too much humidity and moisture and it may be due to something easily repaired such as inadequate outside drainage, which allows water to pool near the home. The problem may also be fixed with the use of equipment, such as a commercial-grade dehumidifier, or having a vapor cover installed in the crawlspace by an expert technician.

 

How to Reduce Humidity in House

You want your home to be comfortable, but when humidity is present it not only creates uncomfortable spaces, it also negatively affects surfaces and the home's structural integrity.  By controlling a home's indoor humidity and keeping it regulated within the humidity level of 30 percent to 50 percent suggested by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), excess moisture and mold can be maintained and managed.

Several steps can be used to reduce humidity and the causes of excess moisture in your home. These include:

  • Remove excess moisture from the air with the aid of bathroom and kitchen vent/exhaust fans. 
  • Use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture.
  • Inspect and seal areas around ducts and other areas where air can leak into the home.
  • During humid days, avoid taking hot showers, which will add more moisture to an already humid climate.
  • Certain houseplants, such as Boston ferns, are an excellent tool for absorbing moisture. 
  • Maintain downspouts and gutters with frequent cleaning. Also, be sure downspouts are situated far enough away to keep moisture from affecting the home.

 

Contact Clint Miller Exterminating

For help with excess moisture and mold, who to call for moisture problems would be the professional staff at Clint Miller Exterminating. As your local exterminator and provider of pest control services, the company also takes care of moisture, mold, and humidity related issues in the basement or crawlspace of your home. With up-to-date technology, equipment, materials, and a strategy that works for your individual situation, our team will determine the moisture level of your home then devise a plan to maintain an acceptable level on an on-going basis. 

Once the necessary installations are complete and your home is protected, we recommend signing up for an our annual service to ensure everything is working efficiently and a proper moisture level is being maintained. We can also include pest control services at the same time. Since bugs such as roaches and termites are drawn to moisture, you'll want to keep your home safe from these invaders. For more information or to schedule an inspection, use our online form, email us, or give us a call.

 

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