2 edition of Excessive moisture in homes found in the catalog.
Excessive moisture in homes
William Todd Miller
|Statement||[by] W. T. Miller and Frederick B. Morse.|
|Series||Purdue Engineering Extension Dept. Extension series,, no. 82, Extension series (Purdue University. Dept. of Engineering Extension) ;, no. 82.|
|Contributions||Morse, Frederick B., joint author.|
|LC Classifications||TH9031 .M5 1953|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||48|
|LC Control Number||54062307|
When this happens, the air has a relative humidity of %. The air in the majority of homes tends to have % relative humidity. Problems occur when structural defects in a building mean the moisture content has become too high; when old houses have no damp-proof course (DPC); and when there is inadequate ventilation in the home. The Adverse Effects of Excess Humidity Kara Zorn on Febru 0 Comments Controlling the quality of your indoor air, as well as the humidity levels, is .
Moisture problems around a home’s foundations can be caused or worsened by: Poor drainage—A lack of proper drainage leaves some areas of soil around your home wetter than others, causing the home to shift unevenly. Heavy rains and melting snow—Excessive moisture makes a home shift. Significant storms or large amounts of snow melt can. Excess moisture in your home can cause mold to grow. Mold can grow in or on almost anything in your home, including paper, carpet, wood, dry wall, insulation, mattresses, and shower curtains. Mold also can grow in improperly maintained air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers.
DampRid Hanging Moisture Absorber, 3-Pack Looking to get rid of musty odors in the home? DampRid attracts and traps excess moisture which can lead to musty odors in the home. Perfect for closets. Use DampRid Hanging Moisture Absorbers in spaces susceptible to musty odors and stale air, such as closets and laundry s: K. Very good article about the "sponge" under mobile homes this mobile home is % loose dirt underneath Last fall was a mold invasion probably when it was raining and had to keep all windows closed with cold weather then I got a thermostat /indoor humidity which went up to 75% yesterday when the water heater had been spraying from a main pipe for a very long time (indirect from the closet of.
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Excess moisture in your home can lead to damage and encourage harmful mold and mildew growth. Learn how to reduce moisture and prevent the problems it causes. Excessive moisture is a big problem that can damage your health and your home.
Moisture may be generated when there’s poor ventilation in your home or you live in a place with a humid climate.
In addition, not airing out your home during the winter can lead to excessive moisture. The use of a dehumidifier will immediately reduce the risk of developing moisture problems in the home. Excessive moisture in homes book put, the only job of a dehumidifier is to remove excess moisture in the air.
Which, as a result, will bring down the home’s level of humidity. When it comes to dehumidifiers, there are a lot of different size and shape options available. OCLC Number: Notes: Engineering bulletin, Purdue University, v, no. Published in under title: Moisture problems in homes. Description.
Moisture Condensation: Exterior Causes. Excessive moisture condensation can also be caused by conditions outside of the home itself, such as high winds during heavy rainfall or a snowstorm.
Excessive moisture in homes book in the basement, caused by poor exterior grading, a high water table, or other site conditions can also lead to moisture problems in the home/5(9). Molds can also cause asthma attacks in people with asthma who are allergic to mold.
In addition, mold exposure can irritate the eyes, skin, nose, throat, and lungs of both mold-allergic and non-allergic people. Symptoms other than the allergic and irritant types are not commonly reported as.
Control moisture that can damage your home's wood, paint, and siding. Prevent mildew growth and odors in clothing and belongings. Improve indoor air quality by reducing dust mites, mold, and other allergens. Reduce pest infestations. Improve the energy efficiency of your air conditioner. Apart from your AC not properly removing humidity from the air circulating inside your home, here are three of the most common ways excess moisture gets into your house and causes humidity: Everyday activities.
You may be surprised to learn. Condensation. Condensation is another common cause of excess moisture. So, what causes condensation.
In general, warmer air can hold more moisture than colder air. So, when warm air cools, the moisture in it has to go somewhere. This creates condensation - moisture is deposited on the first cold surface that the air contacts.
Moisture-Caused Building Problems. Excessive indoor moisture problems on buildings are often difficult to diagnose and cure, largely because although the physics of moisture vapor transmission, air flow, and dew points is well known (but complicated), the movement of moisture in buildings is often complicated and not obvious unless invasive measures (cutting holes to look) are used.
Excessive moisture in a house is never a good idea, and over prolonged periods can allow mold and mildew to grow. What you are experiencing is common, and tends to occur after winter rains. During the winter the air and exterior elements of a house are cold and damp.
When there is too much moisture in your home, moist air gets trapped in corners, basements, and other closed areas.
This is often very noticeable in bathrooms when moisture gathers in corners and creates mildew that is difficult to remove. Condensation can also accumulate in windows, causing water to drip down the window, and wooden frames to rot. Mobile homes may develop interior moisture if the homes are not built correctly or if the interior home temperature causes condensation due to high humidity in the outdoor environment.
Excess moisture can promote growth of wood-decaying fungi as well as harmful mold spores. First, check whether condensation is occurring on the ceiling or whether the problem is in the roof cavities.
Condensation on the ceiling indicates a combination of high humidity and a cool ceiling. Reducing humidity in the home or increasing the insulation value. Sometimes there’s too much moisture in the home, or not enough ventilation.
Or, a humidifier might be set too high. Drop it down about 10% and. Moisture can be the nemesis of today’s more tightly-built wood-framed homes. Creating a tight building envelope is only one part of the equation in creating a high-performing, energy-efficient house — if it’s not coupled with strategies for letting accumulated moisture out of wall cavities, it can be a recipe for disaster.
For several years, NAHB’s Building Product Issues Committee. What to Put in a Storage Building to Keep Moisture Down. Whether you keep personal belongings at a storage facility or in a storage shed on your property, moisture is always a concern. Excess. only percent of the moisture it could hold If air temperature then drops from ° F to ° F the relative humidity will climb to nearly percent — even though the amount of moisture in the air remains unchanged This happens because colder air cannot hold as much moisture as warmer air 1 Winter Home Moisture Problems.
Houseplants also contribute moisture to the air. "In a well-sealed house, this moisture accumulates until there is enough excessive moisture to cause condensation or other problems," Hellevang says. Some exchange of air with the outside will help maintain relative humidity in.
A warm, moist environment is a breeding ground for bacteria and mold, and that environment can be your home if you aren't careful. Too much indoor moisture can also cause damage all around your home, but something you may not know is that you can help diminish the humidity in your house by keeping a few specific indoor used in conjunction with other humidity solutions, these plants.
But that also means that same moisture will get into our homes. Why is excess indoor humidity in house bad? Indoor humidity in house should be between % for optimum comfort. When humidity gets into the % range, it starts to get uncomfortable.
Here are some things that can happen: Your hair will get frizzy.A second alternative available to lower summertime humidity levels is to purchase and operate a dehumidifier. If humidity levels remain high in winter, you may need to run it then, too.
Though both air conditioners and dehumidifiers are effective solutions to excessive moisture problems,they are relatively expensive to buy and costly to operate.With moisture problems, the best approach is almost always to remove or control the source of the moisture, not to try to stop it at the last line of defense.
First, the simplest and least costly techniques are to remove excessive internal moisture sources in the basement (humidifiers, cooking) and ventilate other sources (clothes dryer, bathroom).