One of the worst things that people can experience in their home is dampness. Even worse than that is there are two types of dampness and mould. There’s the type you can see, the type that you know is there, however not all mould can be seen so you may not even know your health is being compromised. Dampness can cause severe health issues, some of which are ongoing like asthma and other respiratory conditions , breathing difficulties and severe coughing. These conditions aren’t just temporary. They are long lasting and can severely impact a person’s lifestyle.
If you do suspect that your house is damp, it’s not just hour health that’s under threat.Your electronics are too. Moisture can kill your possessions. This happens because of short circuiting, and is more prevalent if you keep appliances in your basement. Due to the lack of light coming in, moisture will have a much bigger impact than appliances that are kept near the sun (although that can also be damaging, but in other ways). If you are living in a damp home and you’re keeping your appliances underground in your basement, then it’s best to wrap them in plastic if they’re unused. That will prevent moisture getting in and protect them for longer.
If there’s too much moisture in the air that can cause structural damage to your home. For starters, your carpet can end up getting wrecked. If you’ve ever been in a place with a leaky roof or seen damp carpet, you’d know that it can smell very, very bad and takes days or weeks to fix. In some cases, it can’t be fixed at all and you will need to replace all of the carpet in a room your house. That can cost you thousands if the moisture and mould is really bad. You may even have to repaint, or wallpaper your home more frequently than if your home was dry.
There are options available to you if your home is suffering from excess moisture. The first option would be to get a dehumidifier, but just like fans, heaters and air conditioners, they can be expensive to run and they don’t solve the root issue. A cheap option is to increase your home’s ventilation by opening a window or doors. That will reduce the moisture in the air and allow it to escape.
If you’re not worried about heat, then turning your heater on is an option, however that is only temporary.