We are surrounded by moisture. There’s rain from above, water from below, humidity, household moisture generated from breathing, plants and cooking, and more. However, we do have control over a few key areas: where and how our homes experience moisture from the outside and the inside, and the choice of materials used at these locations. Below is information on how to control moisture in your home.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How can I keep my house healthy and safe after a flood?
  2. How can I address condensation on my windows? Are energy-efficient windows a good idea?
  3. Should I turn off my air conditioning when I go on vacation?
  4. Is it a good idea to get a device that attaches to the dryer vent, collects lint and directs air into the house instead of outside?
  5. How much can I save by covering electric outlets and sealing holes in walls around outdoor faucets and wiring?
  6. I’m allergic to mold. What can I do inside the house to improve my health?
  7. I have mold growing on my bathroom ceiling despite having a bath fan. What should I do?
  8. My house feels uncomfortably humid. Would a stand-alone dehumidifier be a good way to fix this problem?
  9. I don’t see any holes in my HVAC ducts, but should I still have them sealed to improve energy efficiency and indoor air quality?
  10. I found black spots that look like mold around the edges of my windows. Could these be harmful? What should I do?

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