Knowledge & Tips

What Is An Ideal Humidity For a Basement

Moisture can be an invisible and dangerous threat not just to your family, but also to your house. So, you may ask what is an ideal humidity for a basement? You must keep a relative humidity level in your basement at 50% or lower.… Read the rest

How Fast Does Mold Grow After a Water Leak

And if these water damages are not enough, mold can also quickly start to grow inside your home which further increases the damage and makes the process of restoration harder, longer, and more expensive. So, how fast does mold grow after a water leak?… Read the rest

How Does a Cool Mist Humidifier Work

As the colder temperature starts to settle in, the levels of humidity will drop correspondingly. Fortunately, having a humidifier in your home can solve this issue. How does a cool mist humidifier work? Cool mist evaporative humidifier has a filter acting as a wick which absorbs water from a tank.… Read the rest

Do Dehumidifiers Use a Lot of Electricity?

Do dehumidifiers use a lot of electricity? To answer this let’s take as an example Frigidaire FFAP7033T1 (70 pints) that works at 745 watts/hour. If the current electricity cost is 12 cents per kilowatt-hour then the dehumidifier will run for 9 cents/hour.… Read the rest

Effects Of Low Humidity On The Body

In case you don’t know it yet, reduced humidity can have some serious side effects on your organism and overall health. Humidity refers to the amount of vapor that is present in the air. This variable is a very critical health factor but is often overlooked by most people.… Read the rest

Will A Dehumidifier Help The Air Conditioner?

Humidity around you is the main factor that makes you sweat even more during warmer days and nights of summer. A dehumidifier can help the air conditioner by eliminating humidity from the air letting everything cooler and dry.  The air conditioner will have an easy task to cool a room that is already dry.… Read the rest

Temperature To Prevent Mold Growth

In general, mold doesn’t grow or thrive in cold environments. Humid and warm conditions are perfect for mold growth. So, in order to prevent mold growth, the temperature should be kept below 70 degrees Fahrenheit( 20 Celsius). What Does Mold Need to Grow?… Read the rest

Hygrometer – What Does It Measure

Hygrometer definition: hygrometers are weather instruments used to measure the level of humidity in the air also known as “relative humidity” or RH. Basically, there are 3 primary kinds of hygrometers. Digital, mechanical, and wet and dry bulb. What to Know about Humidity Humidity is the water vapor in the atmosphere that is caused by evaporation and condensation.… Read the rest

At What Relative Humidity Does Mold Grow

Condensation may offer the perfect conditions for mold to grow. So, at what relative humidity does mold grow? Mold will grow if the relative humidity is over 50 percent.  For houses where mold is a serious concern, it is recommended to keep the indoor humidity level not more than 50%.… Read the rest