Moisture is something that every homeowner should be aware of. While moisture is great for plants, hair and skin, high levels of moisture in the home can be damaging to your home, personal belongings and health.
Where moisture in the home comes from
Moisture in the home can originate from a wide number of sources. In many cases, moisture in the home results from activities carried out within the home. In some cases, moisture can originate from outdoor sources.
Outdoor sources of moisture in homes include below-grade walls, lack of air circulation to the exterior and foundation damage. Indoor sources of moisture include appliances, air conditioners, domestic activities, such as taking a hot shower, plants within the house and damp basements.
Signs of high moisture levels in your home
It can sometimes be difficult to determine if you have a moisture problem or not. However, looking for the signs will help you catch problems in the early stages of development. Some of the signs to look out for include:
- Damp musty odors are an indication of the growth of mold. It is also an indication of dampness and rot.
- Deformed, warped wood surfaces
- Decayed or rotted wood surfaces
- Frost on surfaces during the winter
- Peeling paint
- Rust on metallic surfaces
- Chipping concrete
- Water stains on walls and/or floors
- Mushroom/fruiting bodies of fungi
- Pools of standing water
Best way to deal with moisture in the home
It can be difficult to keep moisture levels at just the right levels to ensure comfort while preventing serious structural and health problems. EZ Breathe offers a simple and efficient way to get rid of moisture and ensure that the air circulating in your home is clean and safe from potential health hazards.
The ventilation system works by taking in air from the room and expelling it to the outside. The air inside the home, which is high in moisture is therefore expelled to the outside. The EZ Breathe system then pumps air from outside into the home.
This is unlike an air conditioning system or dehumidifier that only serves to circulate the stale air within the room. The system therefore not only gets rid of moisture but also other pollutants in the air. This ensures that the quality of the air circulating in your home always remains high.
EZ breathe is a great and easy way to ensure the health of your household while providing a comfortable indoor environment for them.
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