What does a moisture problem mean for your home?

There are many effects that the environment can have on a home, especially in the areas of eastern North Carolina where humidity is high, temperatures fluctuate and with a close proximity to the ocean. One particular problem that we see a lot in homes in eastern North Carolina involves moisture. Moisture can enter the home in many different forms. For example, a leak in the roof, a leaky window or door, taking showers, home appliances and even basements can allow for excess moisture to enter your indoors home environment.

The most common sign of a moisture problem is mold. If you have a mold or mildew problem, you have a moisture problem. Some triggers that indicate that your home has mold may include Asthma, sore eyes, itchy skin, runny or blocked nos, sneezing, coughing and sore throat. You may also smell mold or even see it. Another potential mold and moisture sign is humidity. High humidity can lead to condensation and water accumulation and the air may feel sticky or muggy. Things also take longer to dry out when the air is humid. Some molds can live off humidity in the air. A humidity level above 60% can lead to mold growth, so it is best to keep humidity between 30% and 60%.

If you believe your home in Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle or Beaufort has a mold or moisture problem, call the Mold Whackers today! Our team is certified and trained to extract moisture from your home and eliminate the source so that we can restore your home to a safe and healthy environment!

May 3, 2016