Rob Pellegrini

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Avoiding moisture problems in the home…here are some tips.

There are many hidden sources of moisture in your home that can lead to

serious problems, such as mold. To keep moisture levels in check,

these tips:

 

• Bathrooms are an obvious source of moisture build-up. Contractor

and TV personality Mike Holmes recommends keeping the fan going

at least a half hour after a shower.

 

• Check regularly for water infiltration around window and door sills, as

well as other intakes into the home, such as dryer vents and cable

wiring.

 

• Determine the humidity level in your home. According to the

Environmental Protection Agency, it should be 30-60%. (Keep in

mind that humidity may vary greatly from room to room.)

 

• Regularly inspect caulking around sinks, tubs and showers. Even a

tiny break can cause water to leak gradually into the wall or floor,

causing damage you may not notice for months.

 

• Clean up wet spills as soon as possible. On hardwood floors

especially, water can seep through and become trapped.

 

• Repair leaking faucets, toilets and pipes immediately. A drip can

quickly become a shower.

 

Being mindful of moisture today can help you avoid potentially high repair

bills later on.

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