Q's Daily DIY Green Tips: Relative Humidity Check

With the some areas of Northern New Jersey still underwater and thousands displaced from their homes due to flooding, I'm adding some follow up information to the what if's of water damage and indoor air quality.  If the relative humidity in your living space increases to greater than 60%, your home runs the risks of experiencing secondary damage.  In simple terms, an example of secondary damage is wall and ceiling surfaces becoming damp without direct contact with water.  This in turn can lead to issues such as mold and mildew growth that can affect the air quality of the space you live. To help avoid these issues, look into devices that can determine the relative of your space and check it yourself.  When in doubt, contact a professional and discuss your situation.

P Quentin Unsworth