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Avoiding moisture problems in the home

There are many hidden sources of moisture in your home that can lead to serious problems, such as mould. To keep moisture levels in check, consider these tips:

 

  • Bathrooms are an obvious source of moisture build-up. Contractor and TV personality Mike Holmes recommends keeping the fan going for at least a half hour after a shower.

 

  • Check regularly for water infiltration around window and door sills, as well as other intakes into the home, such as dryer vents and cable wiring.

 

  • Determine the humidity level in your home. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, it should be 30-60%. (Keep in mind that humidity may vary greatly from room to room.)

                              

  • Regularly inspect caulking around sinks, tubs and showers. Even a tiny break can cause water to leak gradually into the wall or floor, causing damage you may not notice for months.

 

  • Clean up wet spills as soon as possible. On hardwood floors especially, water can seep through and become trapped.

                

  • Repair leaking faucets, toilets and pipes immediately. A drip can quickly become a shower.

 

Being mindful of moisture today can help you avoid potentially high repair bills later on.

 

For more information contact The Dion-Ivans Real Estate Team today!

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