Keep moisture out of your space with these garage dehumidification steps.
What do you know about garage dehumidification? Some people keep their garage immaculate; others not so much. Whether you use your garage as a space to store every unnecessary thing in your home or it is a sacredly space, waxed every Saturday, there is one problem you absolutely should look out for: condensation.
What causes garage condensation?
Condensation occurs when excessive water vapor in the atmosphere encounters a cold surface.This problem is particularly prevalent in metro-Atlanta area where the average humidity hangs around 82% seasonally. Our relatively low winter temperatures, followed by the rising humidity of spring and early summer, can make your garage and home vulnerable to excess moisture.
Garage dehumidification is key to preventing excess moisture.
Why is garage dehumidification important? Other than protecting whatever you store in your garage—from cars to paintings—it also helps maintain the overall health of your household. When there is excess moisture in your garage this can lead to mildew and black mold.
Dry your vehicle off after parking it inside your garage. Condensation issues can be exacerbated by parked vehicles covered in moisture during snowy or rainy seasons. Simply taking a few minutes to dry off your vehicle with a towel will reduce the likelihood of excess moisture.
Check your ventilation. Proper ventilation is essential to reducing condensation and helps maintain the balance between the air inside and outside of your home. Roof ventilation, such as commonly used turbine roof vents, also needs to be cleaned regularly to allow for efficient airflow.
Check your drainage. Proper floor and rooftop drainage that prevent leaks is important to keeping garage condensation at bay. Ensure that floor drain covers aren’t obstructed and that troughs and downspouts are kept free of debris.
Remove anything that requires water. This can include houseplants, drying laundry, and even bags of trash that can contain moisture. Installing turbine roof vents can also reduce condensation by drawing out the air and water vapor, but any roof vent at all will help. In some cases, a dehumidifier can help to remove light to moderate condensation. Dehumidifiers are designed to attract the stray water vapor onto specialized coils, trapping it and draining the resulting liquid into a reservoir.
If following these steps in your garage is not enough to keep a mold problem from occurring, it might be time to call the professionals.
Drying and dehumidifying your property after water damage is essential to ensure the health and structural integrity of your property. Reliable Restoration is a full-service water mitigation company; we are trained and certified experts. We have the state-of-the-art moisture detection and monitoring equipment needed to address any water damage issue.
Whether you are in Atlanta, Marietta, Norcross or other cities in greater metro area, you can contact Reliable Restoration for all of water damage needs. Contact us or call (678) 325-1633 to schedule a free on-site estimate.