Prevent Excess Indoor Moisture
Posted On: 3/16/2016 10:27 AM
Spring is almost here in Syracuse, which means there’s quite a bit of wet weather ahead. Between daily routines and seasonal temperature fluctuations, homes across Syracuse are prone to excess indoor moisture, no matter how old or new they may be. As many homeowners know, too much moisture inside the home can result in poor indoor air quality, which can affect the health and safety of inhabitants.
Fortunately, Zerodraft’s insulation and air sealing services can help to prevent hazardous indoor air quality, regardless of the extent of the issue.
The Impact of Excess Moisture
Moisture within the home may not seem like too big of a deal at face value. The fact is, however, it can lead to a number of different issues that can affect the health and safety of you and your family. Here are just a few problems that excess moisture can cause for Syracuse area homeowners:
- Spread of Mold
- Poor Indoor Air Quality
- Increased Risk of Structural Decay
- Reduced Resale Value of the Home
- Optimal Environment for Pests (Including Termites)
All of these issues and more can not only occur but progress unfettered if moisture is allowed to stick around the home. Clearly, excess moisture is more of a problem than it may seem at first.
Where Moisture Comes From
Equally important to understanding the impact of moisture is gaining a better idea as to where it comes from. There are a number of different factors that can increase the proliferation of moisture, such as the uncontrolled mixing of outdoor air with indoor heated or cooled air, showering, washing clothes, cooking and cleaning. Even pet bowls and toilets can contribute to the issue, and bulk moisture—water collected through the roof, foundation, windows and building assembly—is one of the biggest culprits to watch out for.
Zerodraft Can Help
At Zerodraft, we combat indoor moisture through a combination of air sealing and high-performance insulation. Once the problem areas are located, our team of home performance professionals can effectively close gaps and ensure that you no longer have to worry about issues such as moldy, musty smells, poor indoor air quality, high energy bills or reduced comfort levels. Too much humidity in the air can cause a host of problems for both your home and your family, and they’ll only get worse if left to fester.
Don’t let moisture get the best of your home. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.