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Simple Ways to Control Moisture in Your Home

High humidity doesn’t just affect your comfort and energy consumption; it also heightens your allergy symptoms. Too much moisture makes your home a breeding ground for termites, molds, dust mites, bacteria, and fungi.

Most importantly, the moisture condensation on your house could damage your paintwork, warp wood floors, and wallpaper. Not only that, but it can also cause rotting to furniture and furnishings, stains and growth on walls and ceilings, resulting in foul odors. Often, this results in costly repairs and maintenance.

The good news is that you can avoid all these by getting a Nashville exterminator who provides comprehensive moisture control to keep your home safe. On top of that, you can consider the following tips, some of which you can do yourself.

Fix Leaks and Seepage

Damaged pipes, sinks or tubs, and sloppy terrains could be the reasons why you have moisture and accumulating water in your home. Therefore, ensure you constantly check, repair, and protect your pipes and landscaping. This helps eliminate any standing water that would breed molds and encourage pests in your home.

Despite all your efforts, water may get into your house from outside the basement. To avoid that problem, ensure you direct the slope away from the home, and clean and repair the gutters for adequate water flow.

Use Air Conditioners and Dehumidifiers

If the humidity is too high, then install dehumidifiersto the house’s heating and cooling systems. Humidifiers would help remove excess water from the air, bringing your home’s humidity down to ensure no dust mites and molds buildup.

High humidity can sometimes be uncomfortable, especially if there is a lot of heat and moisture. To provide comfort on your interior, install air conditioners to help lower air temperature and humidity levels. They also help filter air by removing pollutants for better air quality.

Install Ventilation Exhaust Fans and Vents

Exhaust fans and vents remove unwanted pollutants like smoke, odors, and moisture from the air. By installing exhaust fans or ducts, you ensure all the contaminants that would facilitate mold growth in the house are directed outside. Also, proper ventilation provides no furniture warping due to accumulated moisture.

Leave Your Interior Doors Open

There are times when you may experience some unpleasant odors in your house. Moisture and breeding pest’s waste and decays may be a significant cause. So, ensure you keep your interior doors open to increase free circulation throughout your house.

Install Storm Windows

Like insulators, storm windows would help keep control air movement. They help reduce or keep moisture out of your home and ensure a continual flow of cold air inside your house. By reducing the heating and cooling effect, storm windows improve your home comfort and reduce home temperature management costs.

Prevent and Eradicate Pests

Moist places provide a suitable breeding place for rodents and bugs, among other insects. To be safe from pest invasion, ensure you seal all the openings and crawl spaces they can use to get into the house. Repair all the cracks and adequately keep your trash well covered.

For a more professional means of preventing and eradicating home invaders and moisture, contact our pest control experts in Nashville for assistance today.

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