Spring is already here and we'd soon be entering the summer territory. Every season has its own joys, there's no denying the fact but every season has also some problems that are associated with it. For spring, we know, the most common association is allergies, for winter, frozen bites and home boundness and for autumn, dry leaves sticking in stucco and gutters etc. There are for sure some other season specific issues, but the above-mentioned are the ones almost every Canadian experiences to some extent. So what is one of the major summer issue other than heat strokes? It's excessive humidity. With an increase in temperature, the air becomes more moist. Just like an insufficiently humidified air in winters causes problems for homes and homeowners, an overly humidified air is unsuitable as well. And did you know, high level of relative humidity has been related to high risks of cancer? One of the most common problems faced in summers is how to control the excessive humidity. While on one hand, this affects homeowners, on the other hand, it affects homes as well. Moisture destroys walls and wallpapers as well as other interiors and decoration items.

Today, we'd talk about how to control the mould production in homes in summer which indirectly means how to stop the causes the excessive moisture. Let's begin!

Controlling moisture this summer

- Check for leaks

All the indoor moisture in the indoor is not caused by seasonal moisture. Sometimes, it is a byproduct of our own uncarefulness. Leaving leaking toilet tanks, pipes and drains etc and not repairing them in time becomes one of the major cause of mould production. And the supplied moisture of the environment adds to the spread of mould. Fix your leaks before fixing anything else.

- Following the right practices

Taking bath and leaving the mirrors and walls wet does the same job that the leaking fixtures do. Clean bathroom walls, mirrors after the bath. Be careful about kitchen equally and dry out any water that is left on slabs, close to the sink table and on the floor. In summer, water evaporates quickly. It will rise and become moisture in your indoor environment. Dry it out before it takes flight.

- Timely use of exhaust fans

Most homeowners use their exhaust fans only occasionally when it's too smoky to bear inside. However, exhaust fans are a wonderful way to keep humidity and moisture in control as they expel the air outside. Use them especially at the time of bathing, cooking and performing any other activity that heats the indoor. Do not leave bathroom doors open, the moisture will spread in the entire room. Instead, close the door, open the ventilator and turn the exhaust fan on. Use the same for the kitchen if yours is not an open kitchen. 

- Air Conditioners that dehumidify

Although all Air Conditioners as they cool the air automatically dehumidify it, there are some Air Conditioners that are designed with special dehumidification features. So as you cool yourself off, they also allow you a control on the humidity level. If installing a separate dehumidifier unit does not come in your range of compatibility for whatever reasons, consider purchasing an advanced Air Conditioner (be it second hand) to kill two sparrows with one arrow. Once the AC efficiently combats the moisture every time it runs, the consequences of moisture and mould can be controlled to a great extent.

Wonder where you can purchase one such unit? We have them, we have them! Latest Air Conditioner models of renowned brands that offer advanced dehumidification controls. Want to try? Here you go; 1-855-245-4328

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