Excessive indoor humidity, as is common in the San Jose area, can cause a variety of problems for your home and health. If you've noticed that your home shows signs of excess moisture, such as mold growth, a musty atmosphere, or respiratory issues, it may be time for you to buy or rent a dehumidifier. Here are some reasons why you will want to dehumidify your home:
Maintain Home Décor
Moisture can take a heavy toll on many elements of home décor. Wallpaper exposed to excess humidity will peel and sag. Condensation at the top of your walls will lead to unsightly drips. Moisture can be exceptionally problematic if you have artwork on your walls; if you wouldn't want it to get wet, you don't want it to be exposed to high humidity.
Preserve Function of Doors and Windows
Doors and windows that absorb the moisture in humid air will swell and wedge themselves into the frames. This can be frustrating to deal with, but it can also cause significant damage. The swelling wood will weaken joints and areas around screws and other hardware, and the added pushing and pulling that stuck doors and windows receive will shorten their lifespans.
Minimize Allergy Symptoms
High humidity can trigger or exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms. If you or someone in your family has seemed more prone to allergy or asthma attacks, consider renting a dehumidifier to dry out your home. Drier air will allow your whole household to literally breathe easier.
Prevent Mold Growth
Mold thrives on moisture, so it is important to make sure that your home does not become too humid. Some types of mold can cause significant damage to the structure of your home, while other types can be hazardous to your health. For safety's sake, keep mold out of your home by using a dehumidifier to control moisture.
If you are dealing with excess moisture in your home after a leak or flood, A Tool Shed can provide you with a dehumidifier rental. We offer tool and equipment rentals at six locations in the Bay Area. Contact us online or call (831) 359-4769 to learn more.