Summer is a wonderful time of year. Before the temperatures get hot, it is a common practice to open the windows to let the fresh air in. Doing this is a great way to regenerate the indoor air after being cooped up all winter. Unfortunately, humidity levels also go up, and if your home’s humidity level gets above 60%, you are at risk of having mold show up. The problem with mold growing because of humidity is that it often begins in places you do not see – the attic and inside walls.
Increased humidity due to flooding after a hurricane or a summer storm is a common cause of mold in homes, but it can be avoided with a few important tasks on your part. First of all, either switch to a thermostat that gauges and shows humidity or get a separate humidity gauge for inside your home. Some air conditioning systems actually consider the humidity level in conjunction with the temperature when turning on and off. You can set it to 50%, for example, and the unit will continue to run once it reaches the temperature set until the humidity is also removed.
In addition to wet conditions, humidity can also be increased in your home by the lack of proper ventilation and having vents, such as dryer, stove, and bathroom fans, vent into the attic instead of outdoors. If you are unsure about the indoor air quality in your home, including the humidity levels, calling a professional is the best course of action to avoid mold and its effects.
Should you need more information about mold prevention or getting mold removed from your home, give us a call at AdvantaClean of the Lower Susquehanna. We take care of water mitigation to avoid mold as well as removing mold should it occur. We have the expertise to handle it safely so that your family is safe from the potentially harmful effects of mold.
At AdvantaClean of the Lower Susquehanna, our mold removal and water cleanup services in the York, Pennsylvania area are available to you 24/7.AdvantaClean of the Lower Susquehanna
Did you know that mold can start to grow in as little as 72 hours?
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