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Moisture Regulating Tools for Your Home
Most homeowners experience moisture damage at one time or another. It isn’t fun, but it’s necessary to deal with it. Fortunately, you can both prevent and maintain moisture damage with the help of the proper tools.
Tools for Managing Moisture at Home
While moisture regulating tools are not a “cure-all,” they can be helpful, especially if you already know that your home is susceptible to mold growth. You can purchase the following tools in many different brands, and each is helpful in its own way.
1. Digital Hydrometer
A hydrometer monitors the humidity level (or amount of moisture) within your home. The Acurite 00613 Digital Hydrometer goes the extra mile and indicates the indoor temperature and humidity level, as well as whether that level is low, high, or ideal. A digital hydrometer is a great, affordable way to keep an eye on your home’s moisture and to nip problems in the bud.
Another great tool is a humidifier. If your hydrometer indicates that the moisture level is a little low, a humidifier helps combat the dryness in the air. Dry air often causes a scratchy throat or itchy eyes, so a humidifier increases your overall comfort as well as regulates moisture.
On the other side of the same coin, a dehumidifier rids the air of excess moisture. Again, if your digital hydrometer reads a high humidity level, your dehumidifier brings the level down and increases your comfort. It is important to pay attention if your humidity level is high. Mold and mildew could be accumulating in remote areas of the home.
4. Door and Window Seals
If your home tends to be a little drafty, rubber seals for your doors and windows can prevent outside moisture from entering your home. Preventive maintenance provides a great way to regulate moisture levels.
5. Moisture Absorbent
Water and mold damage often occurs when water gets into your home and is not properly removed. If you experience a large spill or flooding, use a moisture absorbent to soak up as much water as possible. Then, ventilate the area until it dries entirely.
What to Do if You Have a Moisture Problem
What if your moisture regulating tools don’t work? Mold, mildew, and water damage can cause negative long-term effects on both you and your home. It is important to deal with problems as they arise, rather than waiting for them to become unmanageable.
If you are unable to prevent a moisture problem from occurring, take the following steps.
- Remove any furniture, belongings, storage items, etc.
- Ventilate the area as well as possible.
- Look for the source of the problem.
- Contact a professional.
It is always best to call a professional mold inspector in the event of water damage. Mold causes significant health damage and greatly reduces your indoor air quality.
How Can Air Quality Assessors Help?
It is best to get the help of a professional to help with mold remediation. An experienced service company such as Air Quality Assessors can give expert advice on how to find and deal with any indoor mold issues. Contact AQA if you have any questions or concerns about mold in your home or business. With their combination of experience and knowledge, you can be assured that everything will be handled properly.