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Keeping Cool When The Dew Point Rises

8/7/2015 (Permalink)

Given this past winter's record setting snow totals, it's difficult to complain about the heat. But as the dog days of summer arrive, it can be hard not to gripe. Hazy, hot, and humid causes more than just bad hair days.... high dew point levels can affect the well-being of your house. Humidity can take its toll on the outside and inside of a home and homeowners need to take precautions to prevent or at least mitigate the damage that moisture can have on a home and its contents. A central heating and cooling system or a whole house dehumidifier system will go a long way in preventing the damage that moisture can cause. But even with these systems, mold spores can find their way into a home. While some mold around the shower is to be expected, when there are multiple colonies of the small black spots, it may be time to call in the experts. Besides being unsightly, these spores can cause health effects. While household bleach will temporarily eradicate the spores, it is not a permanent fix. The spores are a bit like a dandelion...you can get rid of the yellow flower but if the root system is there, it is going to come back. Having grown up on Cape Cod, owners of SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod & the Islands Bill and Beth Russell understand that coastal communities like the Cape and Islands are especially prone to high humidity and their team of experts are well adept at battling this problem. The professionals at SERVPRO will not only eradicate the problem, the team can offer advice to prevent issues in the future. When the dew point rises and small black spots begin to show up in areas such as the bathroom, kitchen, or other areas of the home, call the experts at SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod & the Islands to do the job right.

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