Summers in Jupiter, Florida are not just hot, they are humid too. Seasonal humidity can do a number on local homes, leaving residents with comfort challenges and even health problems. Thankfully indoor humidity can be controlled with a dehumidifier. Here are a few signs you are in dire need of this essential product.

Condensation

When you experience moisture problems in your home, condensation will build on the inside of sliding glass doors and windows. This moisture can damage walls, wooden door and window frames, and furnishing.

Mildew

Excessive humidity breeds mold and mildew growth, which are a pain to deal with once they set root in your home. You will typically notice mildew growth first in basements and bathrooms. Growth of these fungi throughout your home or in main living areas will reduce your indoor air quality and could be detrimental to your family’s health.

Musty Smells

Along with mold and mildew comes an unpleasant musty odor. This unmistakable, hard-to-miss odor can make breathing difficult — especially for those with respiratory problems. While running your air conditioner often helps to alleviate musty smells, it is important to get to the root of the problem.

Water or Mold Spots

Just because you don’t see mold or mildew doesn’t mean they aren’t affecting you. Stains often show on the ceiling, walls, and shower area, but these fungi grow under counters and behind walls. Significant and widespread fungi growth will require professional and long-term solutions. Using a dehumidifier helps to prevent additional growth, but you will still need to remove existing mold and repair the affected areas.

Peeling Wallpaper

Excessive humidity can cause the wallpaper in your home to peel away from the wall. While certain types of wallpapers are designed to handle higher moisture levels, most aren’t, which is why using a dehumidifier can help to ensure the wallpaper stays where it belongs.

Call Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, Inc. today at (561) 202-1422 in West Palm Beach or (772) 905-3358 in Fort Pierce, to learn more about our indoor air quality services. We will be happy to help you to get your humidity problem under control.

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