Humidity is a fact of life in New Jersey, but the right preparations to your home in the spring time can help you make even the worst of humid summer days bearable. Not only is excess humidity uncomfortable, it also promotes the growth of mold in the home, which can create unpleasant smells, damage to your home and furniture and health complications. Here are some tips from basement waterproofing specialists in Morris County, NJ.
- Invest in a dehumidifier: If you don’t already have a dehumidifier built into your air conditioning system, you can invest in a separate unit that you can activate during the summer. These allow you to set the right amount of moisture in your air (it should stay around 40% for optimal health and comfort) and remove excess water by condensing it and extracting it to outside the home. You can get a small unit just for certain rooms in your home, for example, the bathroom, or whole home units.
- Install fans: Fans increase air circulation and decrease humidity, moving out clouds of steam from a shower or laundry room, and bringing in dry air. Open windows can also help decrease humidity and dry out rooms, preventing condensation and mold.
- Insulate your home: Insulation isn’t just for the winter months. Windows, pipes, your basement and attic can all act as a gateway for moisture into your home. Insulating them will reduce the risk of leaks, mold and condensation, while reducing humidity. It will also help you reduce your heating and cooling bills.
- Adjust your AC unit: If you have an air conditioning or HVAC system, you can use this to help reduce moisture in your home. Rather than simply blasting cold air, you can adjust it to increase the temperature and turn on the fan. Although this will increase the temperature in your home, it will help dry out the air. You should also check that your AC drain lines and drip pan are clear of water build up and working well, as badly maintained air conditioning systems can let water into your home.
Speak to basement waterproofing experts to keep your home moisture-free
We’ve been supplying basement waterproofing services in Morris County New Jersey for over 30 years and we guarantee that our solution will really last – if it fails even as much as 50 years after we’ve completed our work, we’ll come in and fix it for free. We also guarantee that we will take great care of your property and thoroughly clean your basement so that you can start the next stage of your project as soon as possible.
In addition to supplying and installing dehumidifiers, we also provide our clients with sump pump installation, mold remediation and French drain installation services. For more information, please visit our website at http://bondedwaterproofing.com/ today.