Relative Humidity affects health and comfort

A comfortable level of relative humidity in a room is 30% to 60%

When indoor humidity level reaches 60% - mold appears. Quickly multiplying it soon affects the well-being of residents and worsen health problems, especially for those with respiratory diseases. As a result, a musty smell and a sticky feeling appear in the room.
When the relative humidity in the room is below 30%, a different type of health risk arises. Most often, those who experience dry environment conditions describe sensations such as skin irritation, dry eyes, decreased resistance to diseases of the upper respiratory tract.

Low humidity may also discourage pests (such as cockroaches) and dust mites.

Low Humidity effects

A low humidity environment can cause dry eyes and nose symptoms and make your throat dry and itchy. When the mucous membrane of the mouth, nose, and throat dries, it is more difficult for the body to get rid of the bacteria that cause the flu or upper respiratory tract infection. Your skin becomes dry too and wrinkles appear.

High Humidity effects

High humidity makes your home stuffy and uncomfortable. Excess moisture causes condensation. Humid conditions create an ideal situation for mold growth. Some molds release mycotoxins into the air, which can cause allergies or neurological harm. Typically, affected areas include walls, window frames, and insulation.
A humidity level above 55% can activate mold growth, although the ideal moisture level for it will be 70% or more.

Humidity or dampness (water vapor) in the air can supply enough moisture for mold growth

Black mold example
You can not get rid of mold by simply wiping it with a wet sponge or even using chemical products. Mold continues to appear again and again after cleaning.
But you can change the climate of your home.
Check the humidity room level where mold appeared. Ventilate the room to reduce possible spread if a mold source has been detected.

Health symptoms
Irritated eyes, headaches, difficulty breathing, chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to mucus membranes of the throat and nose, impaired concentration.
To fight humid moldy-bacterial environment
Open windows to provide cross ventilation and reduction of moisture and odors that commonly arise from cooking and bathing.
Open windows to provide cross ventilation and reduction of moisture and odors that commonly arise from cooking and bathing.
Change furnace filters regularly
The process is complex, toxic and time-consuming. It is advisable to look for professionals, who can consult you and provide the service.

Experienced technicians from Green Ductors have all the necessary tools and high-quality killing agents to clean your air vents. A professional can find out and fix the source of mold formation, preventing further cases, saving your time and money.
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