Maintain a relative humidity of 40% to 60% for a healthy home

Maintain a relative humidity of 40% to 60% for a healthy home

How High Humidity Affects Your Health

Some micro-organisms thrive in a high humidity environment. The primary factor in mold, mite and silverfish control is relative humidity. These microbes have been shown to cause allergies, asthma and illness.

Mold infestations with high humdidity

Mold

Mildew infestations with high humdidity

Mildew

Dust mites cannot reproduct at RH<50%

Dust Mites

Control Silverfish infestations with dehumidifier

Silverfish

High Humidity Affects Your Home

Many items in your homes suffer from excessive humidity. Materials that have organic components are highly suceptible to mold, dust mite & silverfish infestations with prolonged exposure of RH > 50%.

Many items in your home suffer from high humidity
Wood is highly porous and can absorb lots of water. This makes wood ideal for 
								fungal growth at high humidity

Wood is highly porous and can absorb up to 30% of its weight in water weight when saturated. This makes wood ideal for fungal growth at high humidity

Dust mites feast on shed human skin and animal dander. Carpet and mattresses tend to accumulate shed skin

Dust mites feast on shed human skin and animal dander. The density of dust mites is 8-10 times higher at RH 70% than at RH 50%! Dust mites cannot reproduce at RH < 50%.

Silverfish love items containing cellulose such as glue or bindings in books

Silverfish love items containing cellulose such as glue or bindings in books. They can also ingest fabrics like cotton or wool. They love high humidity environments and often hide in cracks during the day.

Leather items like suitcase, shoes and handbags are highly susceptible to mould since they absorb lots of water

Leather easily absorbs moisture from the air, even more than wood! At high humidity leather is very susceptible to mold growth. Always thoroughly clean the leather before putting away for long term storage.

Signs You Need A Dehumidifier

Musty odor emitted by mold

Musty, mildewy odour

Musty odor is from volatile gases emitted by certain types of mold. It is a sure and early sign of mold infestations.

Mold and water stains in walls and carpets

Mold Spots & Water Stains

Mold and water stains can occur on walls or carpets. It often means you have external sources of moisture leaking in.

Condensation on Windows and Walls Promotes Mold Growth

Condensation on windows or walls

Excess moisture can gather along corners of windows. This creates a perfect breeding ground for mold.

Indoor Allergies from mold, dust mites and silverfish triggers allergies and asthma

Severe Indoor Allergies

Silverfish, mold, dust mite & mildew infestations are known to cause misery to many allergy-sufferers.

Peeling Wallpaper from excessive humidity

Peeling Wallpaper

Excessive humidity can weaken the adhesive and cause wallpaper to start peeling, especially at the corners.

Rotting Wood

Many mold species love cellulose - primary component of wood. At high humidity wood is very susceptible to mold.