Moisture in Your Home and What to Do

Sources:

• Kitchen

• Bathroom.

• Laundry room

Basements and crawl spaces

Remedies:

Repair leaks and cracks in basement and eliminate all other sources of moisture.

• Use a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels.

• Provide direct ventilation with an outside exhaust for moisture sources such as stoves, showers, and clothes dryers.

• Do not hang clothes to dry in the basement unless the area is well ventilated, with stale air being exhausted to the outdoors.

• Install a balanced, whole-house ventilation system that controls moisture by bringing in drier outside air, where possible.

• Provide an outside area for drying firewood.

Also see: Water in Your Home: Plumbing and Moisture , Common Sources of Wet Basements

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