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Signs You Need a Dehumidifier

You may love the warm weather of summer, but you probably don’t love the humidity that it brings with it. But besides feeling sticky and making your hair frizzy, high humidity can have some negative effects on your health and home. With that in mind, these are some signs you need a dehumidifier in your home.

Mold Spots

This is one of the easiest ways to tell your home has a humidity problem. Look in areas common affected by high moisture such as ceilings, around your toilet, and around your shower. If you notice little black spots, you probably have a mold problem.Pro Tip: Always use your exhaust fan when taking a shower or at least opening a window to get rid of excess moisture.

Musty Odors

A musty smell is always a telltale sign that mold or mildew is present in your home. Mold is able to grow in areas with excess moisture such as garages and basements. This is often due to poor ventilation or poorly sealed windows. After taking several steps to remove the mold and smell, you’ll need a dehumidifier to remove moisture from the air and prevent the smells from reoccurring.

Rotting Wood

Are your window panes or door frames starting to deteriorate and rot? You probably have a moisture problem and will need a dehumidifier to balance the humidity levels in your home and prevent further damage. If left alone, those moisture problems can not only affect your wood pieces, but your dry walls, hardwood floors, and even foundation.

If you need help controlling the humidity levels in your home, contact Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing. We offer whole-house dehumidifiers to significantly improve the healthfulness and comfort of your home. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (412) 265-2662.