Keeping Moisture in Your Home to a Minimum

Allowing moisture to build up inside of your home can cause a variety of issues such as pest infestations and mold. It’s important to stay vigilant of anything within your home that could produce excess moisture. The following are ways to keep moisture in your home to a minimum.

Fix Any Leaks

Even tiny water leakage can cause serious damage to your home, and escalate into a larger issue. Check all of the pipes under your sink, behind your refrigerator and washing machine. Repair any leaks that you find as soon as possible, and clean up any moisture that has built up. Damage to your roof can cause water to flow in from above, so make sure to regularly check your roof and patch up any holes.

Use a Dehumidifier

Using a dehumidifier in your home will immediately decrease your chances of developing a humidity problem. Their purpose is to reduce the level of moisture in the air, and they can operate quietly without disrupting your home life.

Be Cautious of Spillage

There are several precautions that you can take to avoid spilling liquids onto the floor. Be precise when you’re watering any indoor plants, and don’t oversaturate them. When you’re cooking food or boiling water on a stovetop, make sure to use a cover. Cleaning dishes in the sink is a common way that water spreads, so always wipe down your countertops and floors afterward.

Proper Ventilation

A ventilation system moves moisture throughout your home, reducing the chances that an issue will arise. Hot showers will increase the amount of humidity in the room, and using the vent fans will remedy this. Opening a window for a short amount of time is another way to remove excess humidity.

Turn Up Your Air Conditioner

An air conditioner will naturally reduce indoor humidity by replacing the warm air with cold air. Turning up your air conditioner when your home becomes humid is an effective way to freshen up the air. Frequently change the air filter and check for anything that could restrict airflow.

Contact Dayton’s Pest Control

If you live in Knoxville, Maryville, Oak Ridge or the surrounding areas in Tennessee and you’re home is infested with pests, contact Dayton’s Pest Control. We offer an array of pest control services, termite control, crawl space repair, mold control, and radon testing. Give us a call at (865)-622-8001 or visit our website at for a free estimate.