Damp Air Can Cause Mold Growth
With the Atlantic Ocean breeze coming in from the east, it’s easy to understand why South Florida is so humid all year round.
But during the summertime, the heat and humidity can become even more intense, to the point that a stroll to the park can leave you feeling like you ran into a sprinkler spouting boiling water.
Though South Florida’s damp air is one of the things that many people love about the weather, did you know that the moisture in the air can help mold grow in places in your home where there is poor air circulation?
What Else Causes Mold Growth?
High humidity isn’t the only thing that intensifies mold growth. Mold also loves to grow in places where there is food, and where the air is warm and stagnant.
Although these factors are also very important for mold growth, high humidity is the most important. Without water, mold cannot grow at all.
Why is Mold an Issue?
Mold is not only an unsightly nuisance, but it can eat away at some of your possessions and even negatively impact your health.
Mold thrives on materials like paper, cloth, wood, and dust. This means that mold can stain and eat away at your wooden furniture, books, and clothes, ruining them.
Though mold cannot eat away an inorganic material, it can still grow on it. It can spread onto materials like concrete, drywall, and plastic.
Worst of all, some types of mold are toxic to people. Even if you are dealing with the nontoxic type, mold can trigger allergic reactions in some people and infect those with compromised immune systems.
How Do I Keep My Home Dry?
In simplest terms: keep your home dry and not too warm.
Many people live in places with walls that were created with paper and wood products, meaning that mold already has a supply of food. Because of this, your best bet is to just keep your home cool and dry because mold can’t grow without moisture.
In places that easily build up moisture, like your bathroom or kitchen, utilize an exhaust or ceiling fan to circulate the air. Always take care of pipe leaks and dust your home.
Keep Your Home Cool & Dry with Air Purification Systems
It’s great to use preventative measures to keep away mold, but did you know Air Boca offers Air Purification Systems that can get rid of mold, pollen, and dust from your home?
With so many advanced Air Purification Systems to choose from, it can be difficult to make a decision as to which one is best for you. Air Boca can help you pick the system best suited to your needs and install it for you. It’s easy as 1, 2, 3!
Discover the Air Boca Difference Today
Ready to put an end to mold for good? Contact the professionals at Air Boca today and discover what our team of HVAC repair and maintenance experts can do to improve your home’s air quality.
From supplying and installing a new Air Purification System for your home, to fixing your current HVAC system for better air quality and circulation, your Air Boca team is here to help. We also offer 24/7 Emergency Repair Services when you need us most! Day or night, we’re ready to help put an end to mold growth, and so much more.
Interested in learning more about our Air Purification Systems or HVAC repair and maintenance services? Contact Air Boca today at 561-750-1625 and receive a free estimate on our HVAC repair and maintenance services!
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