Improve Indoor Air Quality

Aug 19, 2021 | Indoor Air Quality

If you live in a climate with high humidity, excess moisture in your home can create many issues, including mold and fungi, and this can lead to poor health and poor indoor air quality. According to the mayo clinic, one of the leading causes of allergies and chronic sinusitis is mold. So, it’s important to understand how outdoor humidity is effecting indoor humidity levels. A hygrometer is a good device to have if you live in the Southeastern United States. This will allow you to monitor indoor RH. Healthy levels of indoor humidity are between 30%-50%. The threshold for mold growth is 60% indoor relative humidity. Signs that your indoor environment has excess moisture include:

  • Condensation on windows (particularly in winter months)
  • Dripping vents
  • Musty odors
  • Peeling paint
  • Cupping hardwood floors
  • Allergy-like symptoms
  • Respiratory issues

To eliminate mold issues, you have to get at the root of the problem – moisture. One of the best ways to control moisture is through commercial dehumidification, which is a permanent solution for controlling moisture and keeping indoor relative humidity at healthy levels. Mold remediation is sometimes necessary to remove mold. But without addressing the moisture issues that allow mold to grow, it will grow back. This is often addressed by the US EPA, see  https://www.epa.gov/mold. For a free assessment of your home and information about moisture control solutions and improving indoor air quality, call Southern Climate Solutions at 850-319-7489. We will be happy to discuss your issues. For more information about permanent moisture control solutions and creating superior indoor air quality, visit us at https://southernclimatesolutions.com/  Southern Climate Solutions has been serving the Greater Gulf Coast for nearly 20-years and has 100% satisfied customers.