What do you do if the humidity is too high in your home? You must fix the source of any problem, such as a leaky roof or faulty appliances. If you don’t solve the problem, mold can grow and turn your home into an infestation nightmare. You might wonder if a dehumidifier can remove mold when dealing with this problem. Let’s see what happens.
What’s a dehumidifier, you ask?
Portable dehumidifiers can be used to remove moisture from the air and reduce dampness. Your home should have a relative humidity of between 30-60%. This will increase comfort and reduce health risks. A hygrometer is a device that measures the humidity of a home. It can be purchased at most home improvement shops.
Does a dehumidifier remove mold?
It is almost impossible to remove all mold spores in your home. Mold can remain “dormant”, even if there isn’t enough moisture to support its growth, in the air and on surfaces. Mold can grow in patches on walls, clothing, and other surfaces if the humidity is high. To answer your question dehumidifiers don’t kill mold but they can reduce humidity.
Don’t wait if you suspect that your home has a mold problem. Mold can spread as long as there is water. Stop the moisture source (leakage, condensation, high humidity) and remove the mold. To prevent further damage and expensive repairs. For a thorough and efficient treatment of the mold and moisture issue, call a professional restoration company.
What are the benefits?
There are many health benefits to controlling the moisture levels in your home. If indoor humidity is too high, dust, mold, pet hair, and other allergens could take over your home. These indoor pollutants can trigger allergy symptoms such as stuffy noses, itchy eyes, sneezing, skin rashes, and itchy eyes. The musty odors that are associated with high humidity can also be reduced by dehumidifiers.
Dehumidifiers are good for your health and protect wooden objects from moisture. Too much moisture can cause damage to hardwood and furniture.
How do I choose a dehumidifier?
The humidity level in your area and the amount of moisture in your home will determine the best dehumidifier. A dehumidifier should be installed in the basement, bathroom, or kitchen, where humidity levels are high.
Dehumidifiers are available for smaller rooms as well as models that can cover the entire house. The smallest dehumidifiers can absorb 30 pints of water per day, while the largest one can take in 90 pints.
Can you use a humidifier to kill mold in your home? Unfortunately, no. However, they can help prevent mold growth by reducing humidity. Mold must be physically removed from your home in order to be eradicated.