Wouldn’t you love a warm, dry bed to sleep in? Naturally, that’s what you’d expect. There are rare cases, however, when your home has seen better days and has stood the test of time when you feel clammy and cold on your bed. This is one of the signs of water damage, or perhaps water has seeped into your home.
Don’t let indoor moisture control you
Of course, there are many benefits to keeping your home protected from water damage. You’re comfortable, you’re healthy, and you keep pests out and the electricity bill down. Here’s how to maintain that warm, comfortable feeling:
Control what you can
It’s not surprising that water damage can sometimes come from within your house. Check your AC to see if there’s damage in the lines, or invest in a thermostat with smart technology. In Kansas City, spray insulation and other methods help a lot. Having dehumidifiers is also advisable.
Check for gaps and leaks
This is especially helpful for homes that have seen better years and those that have been bought again. Check for gaps that may be letting water in. Seeping water can cause mold and mildew to develop, which is bad for the health.
Check your heating and cooling systems
A yearly inspection of your heating and cooling systems helps. These usually suffer from mold and mildew damage due to tubing problems.
Weatherproof your home
Look for holes and problems with the gutters and downspouts in your home. Repairing problems before they worsen keeps your space dry and your energy bills low.
Keep it simple
There are also simple things that you can do to keep the most desirable humidity level in your home. Covering steaming pots, keeping firewood outside, and covering sources of water are good strategies.
Keeping humidity out of the home is a constant job. Subtle things, such as repairing problematic systems, can help a lot. Controlling moisture is a must if you want to enjoy your stay at home.