Houston has an extremely hot and humid climate. When humidity is trapped indoors it can lead to several issues for your health as well as issues for your home or business. Mildew and mold thrive in warm, humid, sticky environments and can be toxic to your health. Even if you do not have visible mold growing in your home, that does not mean it is not growing within your vents and behind your walls. If mold is not addressed and treated it will only continue to spread becoming a very expensive and time consuming issue to remedy.
Dehumidifier For Allergies
In addition to mold and mildew, humidity also provides an ideal environment for dust mites to breed and spread in your home or business. Dust mites lead to allergies and added complications to those suffering from asthma. Beyond these things, bacteria in general flourishes in warm moist climates. People who live or work in places with mold, dust mites and bacteria tend to get sick more frequently and experience more health complications. Those with asthma have been known to experience more frequent and severe attacks in high humidity.
Indoor Humidity in Houston
As if the negative issues associated with high humidity trapped indoors for your health weren’t enough reason to explore getting a dehumidifier, high humidity can also be extremely damaging to the structure of your home or business and the possessions inside. Mold and mildew are terrible for your health but can be just as severely damaging to your home. In high humidity, wood furniture and floors bend and warp, paint peels, photographs and paintings can be destroyed from the moisture and mold can get trapped within the walls- often requiring a costly full replacement of the affected materials. In extreme cases humidity can seep all the way into the foundation of your home or business putting the integrity of the building at high risk.
Houston Humidity Control Experts
Autumn Air proudly serves the Greater Houston area, including but not limited to Briarpark, Midtown, Sugar Land, Cypress, Pearland, The West University Place, The Heights, Spring, Willowbrook, Spring Branch and The Woodlands. Don’t hesitate, give us a call today to find out what we can do for your home or business!