How Humidity is Damaging Your Home

an image of mold caused by humidity

As a Floridian, you’re probably all too familiar with humidity. But besides being uncomfortable, humidity can wreak havoc on your home, causing damage to both your home and your belongings. Learn how humidity may be damaging your home and what you can do about it, here:

How Humidity if Affecting Different Areas in Your Home

Humidity can affect every part of your home in a variety of ways. Unfortunately, an excess amount of humidity can cause expensive damage, depending on how severe the humidity levels get.

Floors: Excess humidity can create mildew and organic growth in carpeting. In many cases, carpeting is an expensive and inconvenient fix because the carpeting will likely have to be stripped down to the subflooring before being replaced. Wood flooring that is exposed to excess levels of humidity are susceptible to rotting and may have to be replaced if the damage is bad enough.

Walls: If you’ve even had the interior or exterior paint in your home start to bubble and peel, it’s likely because of humidity. Not only can bubbling and peeling become problematic, but humidity can build up in the walls in your home to the point where they become soggy and moldy. You can minimize the effects of humidity on your walls by opting for vapor-retardant paints.

The Attic: Attics are prone to extra hot and humid conditions, which can damage the flooring and walls, along with all of your valuables in the attic. To combat excess humidity, it’s important that the attic is properly ventilated.

Fight Humidity with One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo

The best way to combat humidity is with a quality dehumidifier. By working in conjunction with your air conditioning system, a dehumidifier removes excess moisture from the rooms in your home—a necessity for us Sunshine State dwellers! Don’t risk humidity damage to your home—give the professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Largo a call today. We can help you select the best option for your home.