How to reduce humidity in your home

We all know that excessive humidity can damage the furniture, the flooring and can damage the walls, but the biggest problem that causes it is dampness and mold. In this article, you will find out how to reduce humidity in your home.

Mold on the walls, beyond the unsightly appearance it creates, is a real health hazard, favoring the appearance of allergies, respiratory problems, headaches and even depression. For this reason, serious action must be taken in the face of such a situation.

Remember that in order to be able to control the moisture level in the house, we must first measure it using a special device, called hygrometer (or humidity meter), and the optimal humidity level varies around 40-60%. If the moisture level exceeds 60%, the first step to solving the problem is to discover the source that produces the excess of moisture. These can be caused by cracks in walls, roofs or windows, but can also be found in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, or can be caused by a polystyrene insulating system placed inside the room.

Buy or rent a dehumidifier

If the source that produces moisture is more difficult to control, you can use a dehumidifier. Such a device can be purchased directly from a specialized store or rented from specialized firms. Initially, these appliances bring the temperature of the air in the affected room at low temperatures and thus absorb the humidity in the air. After this, they reheat the air again and release it into the house at an adequate level of humidity and temperature.

Try, as much as you can, to reduce the sources that produce humidity. Also, it’s very important to air your house every day. Fresh air will always lower the humidity level.

Don’t forget that fresh air and natural light fight against mold and dampness.