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  • Michael Dattolico

Happy Home: Moisture

Maintaining your home can be a lot of work, knowing what does what or where goes where, it can be quite a lot! So in this series of Happy Home, we will go over different household maintenance and knowledge to keep your home happy and healthy! In this first iteration, we will cover water, humidity, and the implications they have.

Water damage can be incredibly tricky, in the way that you won’t know about its damage until it’s already done! Unless it is a flood, most water cases come in small leaks such as dripping pipes, which over time lead to massive problems. Some signs of water damage include: discolored walls (peeling wallpaper, bubbling paint, etc.), mold growth, and hearing signs such as dripping water. Since bathrooms and kitchens are constantly moist, it’s important to pay special attention to these areas.

Humidity, moisture in the air, can cause large issues after it exceeds a certain percent, around 60% plus. High humidity leads to mold and mildew growth, potentially causing allergies and in children, even asthma. Humidity also has the added effect of wood damage, causing serious decay to walls, floors, and furniture. It’s important to make sure your property is properly ventilated and keep surfaces as dry as possible.

We hope you found this information about moisture interesting and helpful about keeping your home protected! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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