Too much humidity and moisture don’t just make you feel uncomfortable; they also lead to structural and interior damage in your home. High moisture can arise from excess rainfall, poor insulation in windows and doors, and even from certain cooking or cleaning activities.
Moisture in the house also leads to mold and microbial growth, and breathing the same stale air is harmful to your health.
Here’s what you can do to keep your home’s humidity levels under control.
Sources of Moisture
Identifying the source of the problem is the first step to reaching a solution. Houses mainly sustain moisture damage due to humid weather, but you can’t control that, so let’s move on to other sources of moisture.
Steaming hot showers promote mold growth in your bathroom and ruin paint and wallpapers. Boiling water and cooking food creates lots of steam, and you may have noticed your kitchen cabinets getting loose from the hinges after a while, the wood swelling up and not fitting in well.
Moreover, drying laundry indoors releases up to two liters of water into the air, and gas heaters produce water vapor each time they burn.
Dehumidifiers and Ventilation
You can install a dehumidifier in your bathroom and kitchen to prevent moisture damage and prevent mold buildup and the spread of bacteria. Proper ventilation is necessary to maintain indoor air quality. A good airflow removes stale air and lowers the moisture levels inside your house.
Most importantly, these low moisture levels also reduce the chance of pathogens and dust mites entering your home.
Moisture-Resistant Construction Material
It’s essential to use materials to build your home with the right construction materials. Moisture is primarily caused due to weather, so you should ensure the construction material for your basement, walls, and the roof is resistant to moisture.
Magnesium Oxide boards are an excelle
nt choice to reinforce your drywalls, subflooring, and more. Sulfate magnesium oxide boards are sturdy and breathable. Some variants are waterproof and withstand long-term exposure to water.
These boards are chloride-free so that they won’t react with water vapor in humid conditions. Construction boards are used in the early stages of construction, but you can use them if your home has already sustained moisture damage and you need to replace your drywall, subflooring, etc.
If you’re looking for premium quality MgO boards for your home, MagMatrix Boards is your best choice. We’re trustworthy suppliers of moisture-resistant, environment-friendly, asbestos-free fiber cement siding panels, fire-resistant, non-combustible Magnesium Oxide boards, and flooring boards.