Mould and mildew are serious problems that shouldn’t be ignored as damp homes can cause serious health issues.
Damp conditions can also cause other issues such as peeling paint, wood rot and structural damage. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your home stays nice and dry:
Check your home, especially the basement, for any signs of moisture.
Check your eavestroughs on a rainy day to make sure they drain properly.
The ground around your foundation should grade away from your home.
Repair cracks and plug up holes to fix any leaks.
Make sure to always use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Set up a dehumidifier in the basement and make sure to empty it out each day.
Need to Vent
Make sure the duct that vents your dryer outside isn’t clogged with lint.
It’s important to deal with dampness right away because the longer it’s put off, the harder it is to fix.
If you take steps to eliminate the dampness in your home, you’ll significantly reduce the chance of respiratory illnesses and your home will be a much happier and healthier place to live.