April showers don’t just bring May flowers—they also bring home moisture problems! Moisture intrusion can cause serious problems for your home and your family, so it’s important to fix moisture problems in your house as soon as you notice them.
Here are some of the common signs that you need moisture control for your Barre or Washington County home:
Has your home developed a musty, earthy smell that you just can’t seem to get rid of? You may be dealing with a mold problem. Mold thrives in warm, wet areas, and if you have high indoor humidity levels or water leaking into your home, you could be giving mold and mildew the perfect environment to grow. Mold can eat away at your home’s construction materials and can also cause health problems for you and your family, so you should address mold issues as soon as you notice them.
Most homes are not airtight, and outside air can get in through gaps and cracks in your home’s construction. Outdoor air carries pollen, smoke, and other allergens with it, which can leave you feeling itchy, stuffy, and drowsy. But indoor allergies aren’t the only thing you need to worry about if outside air is getting in—air carries moisture with it and when outside air gets inside your home, it brings moisture with it. So if you’ve been dealing with indoor allergies, you’re probably dealing with a moisture problem, too.
Were you struggling with ice dams last winter? You may be thinking you can forget about them now that spring has come, but the opposite is true. Ice dams cause melted snow to leak inside your home, and now that all the snow is gone, you may be left with an attic full of water. If there were ice dams on your roof over the winter, spring is the perfect time to address any damage they may have caused.
How To Prevent Moisture in Your Home
If you have a moisture problem like mold and mildew growth, getting rid of it should be the first thing on your list. But if you don’t address the underlying problem as well, you’ll just end up dealing with the same issue all over again. That’s why preventative measures are key when it comes to stopping moisture intrusion.
Here at EnergySmart of VT, we can help you remove moisture from your home and stop it from getting back in by:
Installing a moisture barrier or membrane in your basement or crawlspace
Upgrading your insulation to eliminate cold surfaces and prevent condensation
Sealing air leaks to stop outdoor air from carrying moisture into your home
Updating your kitchen fans, bathroom fans, and other ventilation systems
If you’re not sure how moisture is getting in, we can perform a thorough energy audit to pinpoint the weak spots in your home’s construction. Once we know what’s causing the problem, we’ll come up with a plan to tackle it.
Get Help with Moisture Control from the Local Expert
EnergySmart of VT is here to help you solve your home moisture problem once and for all. We’re a results-driven company and when you turn to us for moisture control, we’ll recommend solutions that will not only stop excess moisture from getting in but also improve your home comfort and energy efficiency so that you can benefit as much as possible from your investment.