Summer is on the horizon, which means the Miami Valley humidity is just around the corner. When it comes to controlling residential humidity, it’s more than just keeping your home comfortable. It also is a key way to control mold growing in your home. If you do find mold in your home, the mold remediation experts at Ram Restoration are here to help. We’ve performed residential mold remediations since 2002 for many of the homes in Dayton, Centerville, Springboro, and the surrounding areas. By controlling residential humidity, you can take a step in preventing indoor mold growth.
Did you know there’s recommended levels for humidity in homes? The ideal relative humidity level is anywhere between 30% and 60%. Anything above that means your home has too much moisture. On the other hand, anything below that means your home doesn’t have enough moisture.
If your home’s relative humidity is above 60%, you’ll want to invest in a dehumidifier. These machines capture the excess humidity in your home and stores them in a bucket. Every so often, you’ll need to empty the container in order to keep your dehumidifier working. As the moisture is trapped, it helps to lower your home’s relative humidity and can help prevent mold from growing.
Turn on Exhaust Fans in the Bathroom
Bathrooms are one of the most common places for mold growth in your home. In order to cut down on moisture when people take a shower, it’s recommended that people turn on exhaust fans. Exhaust fans help move the moisture out of the bathroom and away from your home, helping to cut down on the potential for mold growth.
Clean Gutters and Downspouts Regularly
While gutters and downspouts are on the outside of your home, it’s important to clean them regularly to avoid them potentially causing mold in your home. If gutters and downspouts are clogged, they can’t effectively move water away from your house. Instead, they cause a buildup of debris and moisture that can ultimately affect your home’s structure. But by cleaning them, they can serve their purpose of moving water away from your home.
Know What to Look For
Even the most diligent people can sometimes have mold grow in their home. If you think you have mold growing in your home, you’ll want to look for these signs of mold growth and symptoms to watch out for.
- Musty smells
- Discoloration on walls and carpeting
- Runny, itchy eyes
- Breathing problems, especially for people with asthma
If you or someone in your family experiences the above, it’s best to call the professionals to see what’s going on. We’ll work with you to make sure your home doesn’t have a mold problem once we complete our work.
When it comes to your home, you want to make sure you everyone in it is protected. In order to do this, controlling residential humidity, especially in the summertime, is a great place to start. When your home has too much humidity and excess moisture, it invites mold to start growing. If you notice mold growth in your home, the remediation experts at Ram Restoration can help eliminate mold from growing. We also offer mold testing and inspections. Contact us today for more information.