Humidity and moisture control in your Northern Virginia home is probably not something you have given a great deal of thought. As long as it doesn’t feel too humid where you are, it’s easy to forget. Did you know that normal everyday activities such as taking a shower, preparing meals, drying your clothes, and washing dishes all add moisture to the air in your home? While these are all necessary activities of daily life, learning how to reduce the moisture these activities have created with proper ventilation will ensure a healthier home in the long run.
Controlling the humidity and moisture accumulation in your home is essential to prevent household mold, reduce allergens, and eliminate odors. Simple everyday examples of how to control moisture include:
Even when you take these steps, eventually the moisture in your home will gravitate downward into your basement or crawl space, where it is trapped. Newer homes are especially susceptible because of their superior insulation. Understand that everyday living activities that we’ve outlined here are not the only source of moisture in a home. Damp unfinished basements, foundation drainage issues, and below-grade foundation walls are other leading causes. A conventional dehumidifier does not exchange air, nor does it ventilate your space. It will leave behind contaminants. So. what are your options for solutions?
Consider the installation of a ventilation system. Foundation Medix’s team of professional engineers will evaluate the humidity levels in your home and make recommendations based on our findings. Often the installation of a basement ventilation system for homes with basements or a crawl space ventilation system for homes with crawl spaces is the best option. By removing damp contaminated air, you are effectively making your home a healthier place for you and your family.
Interested in learning more about humidity control, Foundation Medix, or the foundation repair services we provide? Contact us for all your home’s issues. If you’re ready to start controlling the humidity and moisture in your Northern Virginia home, give us a call today and receive a free quote! Our crews are available in Alexandria, Fredericksburg, Falls Church, Annandale, and far beyond!
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