How To Prevent Property Damage From Excess Humidity
As any seasonal homeowner knows, there are an endless amount of factors involved in caring for your home while you’re away for an extended period of time. Termite damage and burst pipes are just a few problems that homeowners have to navigate. What many homeowners are less aware of is the potential damage caused by extremely high indoor temperature and humidity levels.
Damage To Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors are also susceptible to warping from the humidity, as your hardwood floors absorb moisture and begin to expand. This may leave you with uneven floors that can even crack or become permanently damaged.
Mold And Mildew Growth
Hardwood floors are also susceptible to warping from the humidity, as your hardwood floors absorb moisture and begin to expand. Left unchecked, an outbreak of mold can cause serious damage to floors, walls, furniture, and any valuables left inside
Ways To Mitigate & Prevent Property Damage
1. Know The Signs
First you need to look for the signs of high humidity levels. These include visible condensation on cool surfaces such as pipes or windows, as well as wet stains on the ceiling. If your paint begins to peel or floorboards start creaking more than normal, these can also be signs of humidity problems. Of course, if you’re not there to keep an eye on these conditions yourself, it makes it difficult to spot these issues without requiring frequent checkups from a friendly neighbor or relative.
2. Remove Humidity from Your Furniture and Textiles
Follow these steps from our friends at Porch to remove humidity from your furniture and textiles for proper moisture control.
3. Monitor Humidity Remotely
For people with second homes or summer cabins, the MarCELL temperature and humidity monitor can be a great way to keep an eye on things when you’re not there. Install MarCELL to continuously check the level of moisture in your home’s conditions so that you can take action if temperature and humidity reach dangerous levels. Dealing with the problems of high heat and humidity are cumbersome for any homeowner. However, with careful vigilance and MarCELL equipped, you can prevent property damage and keep your home safe.