The weather here in Hattiesburg in April is generally mild and pleasant and can be a bit rainy, with an average of around 5 inches of precipitation spread throughout the month. While the summer months definitely have more intense humidity, it is still noticeable during the spring, especially on warmer days.
Since we still have a few more months here before the humidity reaches high levels, we realized it would be a good idea to share how humidity can lead to water damage in your home – and what you can do to combat it.
When there is excessive moisture in the air, it can cause condensation to form on surfaces such as walls, windows, and floors. Over time, this can lead to water damage, including mold growth, rotting wood, and peeling paint or wallpaper. In addition, high indoor humidity can also promote the growth of mold and mildew, which can cause health problems for those living in the affected space. Mold spores can aggravate respiratory conditions, such as allergies and asthma, and cause symptoms like coughing, sneezing, and wheezing.
To prevent water damage caused by high indoor humidity, it is vital to maintain a comfortable and consistent humidity level in your home, the recommended levels being between 30% and 60% to prevent water damage and mold growth. This can be achieved by the following:
By following these steps, you can effectively lower and control the indoor humidity levels in your Hattiesburg home and help to prevent needing water damage cleanup. That being said, if you find yourself needing water damage cleanup, whether from excess humidity or any other cause, be sure to call Restoration 1 of Gulf Coast.