Any of the following will help reduce the levels of humidity in your home:
Install a dehumidifier compatible
with the size and conditions of the room in which it will be used. A
basement dehumidifier can reduce humidity around the entire house.
Improving the drainage around the foundation of your home may result
in decreased humidity in your basement. Some ways to improve drainage
- Extend downspouts from your gutters away from the foundation of
- Keep gutters and downspouts clear and open
- Ensure that the soil slopes away from your foundation, to avoid
pooling of water around your home
- Avoid over-watering of foundation plantings
Ensure that clothes dryers are properly vented to the outdoors. If
you don't use a clothes dryer, dry your clothes outdoors as opposed
to hanging them inside for drying.
Use vent fans in bathrooms and kitchens to remove humidity at the
Repair leaking outdoor faucets. Not only will this help reduce humidity,
but it will also save you money on your water bills!
If your home uses central
air conditioning, consider installing an A/C vent in the humid space
in your home and take advantage of the dehumidifying capabilities of
your A/C system. This will also help with air circulation, improving
airflow between humid parts of your home and drier parts.