The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Paint (RRP) Rule, which concerns renovations on homes containing pre-1978 lead paint. The regulation requires clearance testing to detect the presence, or lack, of lead following any home renovation…. Read More
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Air pollution is a problem that has gained more and more interest over the past few years. Research has shown that air pollution can negatively affect the health of those who are constantly subjected to harmful environments. But a recent… Read More
We’ve talked about the dangers of using humidifiers in the home because they can cause mold growth. We’ve also acknowledged that they can also have benefits too. There are some tips on this page for getting the benefits while avoiding the hazards.
It’s easy for an anti-humidifier bias to develop in this blog, because we’re primarily concerned about mold and anything that adds to indoor moisture has the potential to spread mold. However, as this article points out, cold air holds less moisture, low humidity causes problems too. In addition to drying out human skin, dry air causes static electricity, which can harm electronic equipment and causes wood to shrink and leave gaps. So we wanted to provide some advice should you need humidification in your home.
Winter often forces homeowners to consider a classic “lesser of two evils” where moisture in the home is concerned. Sealing up the home and heating it dries out the air causing some discomfort and health issues. This leads to attempts to increase home humidity, but as we all know, too much humidity can promote mold. This page attempts to offer a happy medium where humidity in the home in concerned.
While mold is a year-round problem, there are several conditions in the winter that encourage its growth as this article points out. As always the primary factor is keeping indoor humidity below 60 percent. Here are some winter factors that can raise the humidity.