Keep Moisture Out of Your Elgin Home with Dehumidifiers
When the temperatures drop in Elgin, we are all relieved we don’t have to deal with the hot, humid days because keeping our homes cool can be a challenge. Therefore, so many assume the cooler temperatures mean mold issues disappear in the winter. But did you know, it’s actually a year-round problem because moisture is still in your home’s air? This is possible due to cold air outside prompting condensation to those sensitive areas such as walls, windows, attics, and basements. Other factors such as breathing, showering, and cooking all add to the humidity in your Elgin home too. Having condensation in those areas can lead to problems such as mold.
Moisture in your home is important to monitor because if it is left untreated and mold starts to grow, it will decompose wood and rot household items such as carpeting, furniture, and insulation. Mold can also pose a health risk to your family because some people have allergies to mold and mold spores. It is extremely important to be aware of the possible health effects from mold and your family’s allergies to it. Learn more about the different types of mold and its possible health risks here.
Fortunately, there are several effective ways to keep your home dry and prevent mold from infiltrating it. You can start by purchasing a dehumidifier for your home. Dehumidifiers can greatly benefit families during the winter. They can help keep humidity levels below the 50% RH threshold throughout the day. Ideally, these RH levels can be anywhere from 30%-50%. Not only will dehumidifiers remove excessive moisture in the air, it also creates an overall more comfortable atmosphere in your home. Lastly, Dehumidifiers can improve your air quality which could result in improving your home’s scent and provide relief to some allergies.
Dehumidifiers come in a wide variety of models, so which one is right for you? When choosing the best dehumidifier for your Elgin home, consider the following factors:
- The square footage of the desired space to dehumidify
- The temperature of the environment
- Levels of dampness in space
If your home has experienced water damage from excessive moisture, we are the Elgin area experts. Our team is available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, to provide quality emergency response services throughout the Elgin area. Our certified Technicians will help address your water problems with quality solutions. To make water damage look “Like it never even happened,” call SERVPRO® of Elgin today: 847-697-8500.
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