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Humidity Do’s and Don’ts

Posted on May 20th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

Let’s face it; Floridians are no stranger to humidity. Though you can’t do much about the moisture and heat outdoors, you can do something about it indoors. 

Home humidity can not only be uncomfortable; it can leave with you some damage, too. So when it comes to the moisture level in your home, here some do’s and a few don’ts to consider: 

Do Use Your Fan’s

Whether you are cooking on your stovetop or taking a nice long shower, your exhaust fans should always be used. These trusty fans work to quickly remove the hot air and steam from your home so that it doesn’t linger and leave you with water damage. It’s best to keep your exhaust fan on for about 30 minutes after you shower and to use your stove exhaust until the steam has left the room.

Don’t Ignore Any Moisture Signs

Is there water condensation on your windows? Or possibly a smell coming from your system? These are all signs of extra humidity. A window seal leak could be causing your excessive condensation, and a musty odor could be a sign of mold in your air vents. Either way, if you notice water pooling anywhere in your home or a suddenly new smell,  you’ll want to get it looked at ASAP.

Do Look For The Physical Signs

Excess moisture can make your home just downright uncomfortable. Some might find it harder to breathe, sinus issues can occur, and extra sweating is common too. If this is the case, you’ll want to consider a dehumidifier option.

Don’t Ignore Your Furniture Issue

Wood and humidity do not mix. A lack of it can cause it to dry out, whereas too much moisture in the air could lead to rot and decay. If you notice any issues with any of your wooden furniture pieces, humidity is most likely the cause.

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