PUT A DAMPER ON DAMPNESS

We’ve been spending more time at home lately, so indoor air quality is an understandable concern. Mould and mildew are serious problems that shouldn’t be ignored as damp homes can cause serious health issues.

Damp conditions can also cause other issues such as peeling paint, wood rot and structural damage. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your home stays nice and dry:

Inspect
Check your Port Elgin home, especially the basement, for any signs of moisture.

Easy Eaves
Check your eavestroughs on a rainy day to make sure they drain properly.

Good Grades
The ground around your foundation should grade away from your home.

Crack Down
Repair cracks and plug up holes to fix any leaks.

Blow Out
Always use exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathrooms.

Drip Dry
Set up a dehumidifier and be sure to empty it regularly.

Venting
Make sure your clothes dryer vent isn’t clogged.

It’s important to deal with dampness right away because the longer it’s put off, the harder it is to fix. If you take steps to eliminate the dampness in your home, you’ll significantly reduce the chance of respiratory illnesses and your home will be a much happier and healthier place to live.