Encountering a moisture issue in your home is not as uncommon as you may think and unfortunately, is something that you do not want to deal with. With the long weekend approaching take some time to check for moisture that may be presenting itself.
Moisture problems can cause health issues like asthma and damage your property. If you notice an issue at your home, make sure to fix what may be causing it.
Cracked foundation is a tell tale sign that moisture can easily enter your home. Take a quick walk around your home’s foundation this weekend and inspect for cracks. If you notice large cracks and a high number of them, be safe and have your home evaluated for any moisture damage.
Next step to take – fill the cracks!
Clogged gutters are something that can cause moisture issues in your home and if caught right away, many problems can be avoided. Water running off a Bloomington rooging to clogged gutters is a situation you do not want. If ignored, landscaping can be destroyed; wood can start rotting, wet basements, and more. Keep those gutters clean and free of debris!
Having a properly working exhaust fan in your bathrooms is imperative. An easy way to check this is by taking a bottle of baby powder and squeezing the bottle about six inches away from the fan while it is on. The powder should be pulled into the fan. If it is pulled in and comes back out, the fan is clogged. If it does not get pulled in at all, the fan is not working. A faulty exhaust fan can cause the growth of mold and health problems.
These are just a few areas to check for moisture. Windows, doors, and Bloomington roofing all can create moisture problems. If you think that your home has a larger moisture problem, call a professional to have an inspection. The sooner the problem is addressed and fixed, the better.