The key to reducing moisture problems is to prevent it in the first place.
Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration in the country, is offering tips for property owners on reducing moisture levels within their home or business. Excessive moisture produces mold and other water damage problem, so lessening the moisture and humidity content goes a long way toward mold prevention.
The key to reducing moisture problems is to prevent it in the first place. This is done by being proactive in the inspection of the property for any problems that may allow moisture access to the property.
Look for cracks. If there are cracks in or around the foundation are the easiest means through which moister gets into the home. Basements in particular are obvious targets. The foundation should be inspected both inside and outside and any cracks patched using cement. The same goes for foundational walls around the perimeter of the basement. By staying one step ahead of small problems as they occur, moisture problems in the future may be prevented.
Look for leaks. Burst pipes aren’t always the culprit; in many cases, a leaky pipe may cause just as much trouble as a free flowing leak… it just takes a little longer. Leaks may be repaired in many cases using plumber’s putty and silicone caulk. If the pipe is in a location that is not easily accessible, a plumber’s services may be needed. There may be some cost involved, but nothing compared to the cost of repairing significant water damage.
Check humidity levels. Moisture meters and humidistats can be obtained for nominal prices at any hardware store and used to measure moisture levels within the home. If levels remain at 60% or more for a period of several days, that constitutes a moisture problem.
Reduce moisture levels using a dehumidifier. Dehumidifiers are the perfect device for reducing the level of humidity and moisture within a structure. They can be purchased based on the size of the room or rooms that are involved. 70 pint portable models can handle 1400 square feet. In some cases, such as multiple level homes, more than one dehumidification unit may be required.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water restoration and mold removal services in the country, with service in 30 states and more partners being added each month. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.