Wet Air Leads to More Than Bad Hair
Spring showers make Omaha green and beautiful, but can wreak havoc on your home. Humidity is often noticed first by the sticky skin and frizzy hair it causes. In reality, it’s more than just a bad hair day, and there is just no knowing what bigger problems might be growing.
Condensation can cause a host of problems, including:
- Musty Odors
These aren’t just unpleasant to smell, they’re actually harmful. The smells you are noticing are fine mold particles and foul gasses in the air.
- Damage to Paint and Wallpaper
Streaks, bubbling, peeling, and fading are all side effects of moisture.
- Warped Wood [Doors, Floors, Entryways, Cabinetry, Furniture, Support Beams]
Humidity causes water to seep into woodwork, which then swells. This damage can be irreparable, costing thousands in replacement, not to mention the frustration of a wobbling table and unstable chairs.
- Moisture Damage to Musical Instruments
Moisture can cause warping, poor intonation, and inaccurate tuning on wind and string instruments.
- Premature Aging of Books, Documents, and Photographs
Moisture causes yellowing and curling of paper, and bleeding of colors and lettering.
- Bacteria Overgrowth
When water is stagnant it allows bacteria to breed. Bacteria is then suspended in the air, increasing your risk for illness.
- Dangerous Mold
Mold can be difficult to treat, and incredibly harmful to the respiratory system.
As moisture accumulates on susceptible metals, they oxidize and weaken.
- Malfunctioning Electronics
You already knew that electronics and moisture spell disaster, but did you know that ill effects begin at only 55% humidity?
- Reduced Efficacy of Medications
Moisture in medication can nullify the intended effects and cause improper dosing.
- Reduced Quality of Ingredients
Caking of flour, sugars and spices make measuring inaccurate and your final product unappealing.
- Ruined Cosmetics
Bacteria in makeup can cause everything from breakouts to eye infections, while caking causes uneven application.
Your Eyman team has the solution for indoor humidity and the buffet of troubles it brings with it. Ask for more information about installing a dehumidifier this spring, before April showers have managed to lead to May Mold.