Properly controlling moisture in your home will help you eliminate mold as well as make your home or office more energy efficient. It’s been a long, snowy winter here in Colorado. And whereas it is beautiful to look at, and great for winter sports, once that snow starts to melt you better make sure that all that excess water drains properly and doesn’t seep into cracks and crevices in your home that can cause major structural damage.
Tips to controlling moisture
Cleaning and repairing your roofs gutters on a regular basis is a simple step that can be taken by any homeowner to improve drainage and redirect water and moisture away from your home.
Make sure that the soil around your building has proper drainage away from the foundation of your home. Again, it’s all about re-directing moisture away from your house.
Regular maintenance of AC units, preventing the drip pans and drain lines clear and unobstructed can save you from unwanted mold growing in your home.
Make sure your windows are installed correctly so moisture or condensation won’t compile and cause damage. Keeping your indoor humidity low in general will prevent excess moisture from building up in your home. Condensation on your windows is a sure sign of high humidity and you need to act quickly. Similarly, other moisture producing appliances like dryers, stoves and kerosene heater all produce moisture and a proper ventilation system should be in place to prevent moisture buildup.
Check all drainpipes in your home where possible. Any sign of rust is a sign that condensation occurs on the pipe. Proper insulation is needed to prevent this from occurring on other drainpipes.
Metro Reconstruction in Boulder are experts on moisture control
Since 1982, the family runs Metro Reconstruction Service has been providing quality service to the Front Range and Mountain Communities in Colorado. We are experts on all things moisture and mold, decks and deck coating systems, French drains and other drainage systems, foundations, concrete and stucco repair, and waterproofing solutions. If your home or commercial space has a problem with leaks or moisture buildup, we’ll find it, and stop it. Moisture and mold are serious issues and should be addressed immediately. Metro Reconstruction Services, Inc. is a leader in the reconstructions and moisture control arena. Call us today, and we’ll help you solve the problem.