So, you’ve found mold in your home; the question is, how do you keep it from reemerging? The answer is a process called dehumidification. At Connecticut Mold, we can expertly introduce a professional dehumidification method to help reduce excess moisture in your home, effectively extinguishing the growth of mold and mildew.
What is Dehumidification?
Simply stated, dehumidification is removing moisture or humidity from the air, giving mold less of a chance to settle and grow. There are three main types of dehumidification techniques, including air conditioning, or cooling the air to remove the moisture that encourages the growth of mold; chemical dehumidification, where a chemical element is infused into the airstream, effectively drying out the air; and mechanical dehumidification, which uses a refrigerant to remove humidity in the air by condensing water vapor. At Connecticut Mold, we assess your home’s unique situation to determine which process will work best in your home.
What Are The Causes of Dehumidification?
Warm air holds more moisture than cold air, and dehumidification sucks the water vapor from the warm air, helping to maintain the ideal humidity level to prevent mold growth. During the cold Connecticut winters, the heat we use to keep our homes toasty is also encouraging the growth of mold, especially in those spots of your home that may be harboring excess humidity, like a bathroom, kitchen, basement, or attic.
If your home has suffered any water damage due to plumbing leaks, faulty air conditioning units, malfunctioning appliances, or even standing water that has accumulated from snow or rain, you run the risk of mold buildup. This mold can cause structural damage to the furniture, drywall, and flooring of your home, as well as cause health issues for those living inside the home. Wood will rot, and the metal used to keep your home together will rust, all due to water and residual humidity. As soon as you notice excess water anywhere around your home, it’s time for professional dehumidification from Connecticut Mold.
When To Call For Professional Help?
But how do you know if you need a professional to dehumidify your home? If your home has suffered a water leak from a burst pipe, excess moisture from a leaky roof, or even a flood from excessive rain, you will need professional assistance to ensure your home will be mold-free. Even if you feel you have properly addressed the clean-up process, the professionals at Connecticut Mold can check the home’s structure, attic space, and the drywall—all the small, damp spaces that mold loves to grow and thrive. We have extensive experience finding the source of the moisture and drying out any affected areas. Our expert team will alleviate all the stress and headaches associated with a flood or water damage, so you won’t have to. It’s stressful enough experiencing a water leak or flood; trust the professionals to eliminate the problem and curtail the growth of mold. Let Connecticut Mold help you maintain a clean, healthy environment and air inside your family’s home.
Our dehumidification process starts when our qualified technicians from Connecticut Mold initially monitor the amount of humidity in your home’s air using a hygrometer. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the ideal amount of humidity in a home should be between thirty and fifty percent. Our technicians take several samples from various areas of the home to determine a baseline amount of humidity and to seek out any problem areas. If you have standing water, it needs to be quickly removed and the flooring, furniture, fabrics, and drywall need to be dried immediately to prevent further damage. The most appropriate form of dehumidification should begin to deter the growth of mold, and several follow-up visits will be necessary to monitor the humidity levels. We will see the job through to the very end, ensuring your home maintains its proper level of humidity and checking for unsightly mold growth.
Count On Us For Mold Services!
At Connecticut Mold, you can count on a thorough, professional dehumidification process based on your home’s specialized needs. As necessary, we will remove any standing water and will assess the damage of flooring, baseboards, drywall, furniture, and ceilings, contingent upon the water source and affected location. Our dehumidification process will also discourage mold growth on clothes, curtains, and other furnishing fabrics. Humid, warm houses not only invite mold and mildew, but they also invite tiny dust mites to thrive. Dehumidification provides a cleaner, fresher feeling!
If you encounter mold, a leak, or standing water, don’t wait to call Connecticut Mold to dehumidify your home. The longer you wait, the more damage your home will incur, and the air quality of your home will be adversely affected. Keep your air clean and your home smelling fresh; trust Connecticut Mold to properly dehumidify your home.
Need emergency service? Connecticut Mold is available to help with water extraction, dehumidification, and drying services. Call Connecticut Mold for your professional dehumidification services!