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High Humidity Can Lead to Long-Term Damage

Problems arise when humidity levels are too high over a long stretch of time. What begins as some extra condensation on surfaces can lead to appliance burnout as well as health and safety issues.

Check Your Humidity Levels

Warm, humid air coming in contact with cooler pipes and toilets causes the water in the air to form into water droplets (condensation). As humidity levels increase, cold surfaces that wouldn't typically gather condensation will suddenly start to sweat.

Over time, high condensation in your home can damage the surfaces around your toilets and pipes. A humidity level over 55% can also create a cozy environment for mold and mildew to grow.

Frequently wiping away the condensation will help in the short term, but you'll want to find a way to lower the humidity to prevent long-term damage.

How to check if humidity is too high

  • To get an accurate reading, leave the gauge in the area being tested and make sure it's not disturbed. Since levels can vary from room to room, we recommend using multiple gauges to test different rooms at the same time. Using more than one gauge will give you a more accurate overall picture.

  • A healthy humidity range is from 35% in the winter to 55% in the Summer.

There are a few different issues that cause high humidity levels. Continue to investigation until you find the culprit.

What to Do if Humidity Levels in Your Home Are too High

You can fix the condensation in the short term by simply wiping down the surface, but you'll need to find the source of your humidity problem to get rid of it for good. If you're not sure where to begin, call a professional to have them investigate your home.

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