We talked about how high humidity leads to mould growth in our previous blog post.
More than a moulding issue.
Besides Mould and Fungal spores, Bacteria and Viruses also survive better in indoor environments with high humidity. This means that in a constantly humid environment, diseases spread easily, and people with poor immunity are at an increased risk of contracting infections.
The list does not stop there. Dust Mites grow better in humid places, and these little critters can cause many other problems, such as wheezing, asthma, inflamed skin, runny nose, itchiness and conjunctivitis.
Humidity also causes damage beyond human health. Electronics are not spared from deterioration as metal components corrode due to moisture.
It’s a great annoyance to anyone, but for companies that rely heavily on expensive technical hardware and electronics, like data centres, a humidity issue can spell great financial losses.
The solution to avoid the long line of problems listed is to control the humidity level.
How can we reduce humidity?
1. Open up the windows.
Let the wind bring out any excess moisture that might otherwise be trapped inside the room, encouraging mould growth.
Be sure to ventilate the kitchen, toilets and laundry especially after using them. These are the places where moisture can accumulate.
2. Dry your laundry thoroughly before keeping them in the closet.
Dry your clothes out in the sun, or use a dryer to help pull out excess moisture. This ensures that there will be no mould and mites growing in your closet.
3. Check for leaks
Go around the house and check on the pipes. If they are leaking, seal them up. Make sure no water is pooling around the pipes.
4. Use a dehumidifier
Another alternative is to use a dehumidifier to lower the humidity in the room.
5. Paint your home with Gush!
Our paint regulates humidity in your room. Read on to find out more.
Solving humidity issues with our AirPure Interior Paint.
The active material in our paint is about 3000 times more water-absorbent than charcoal, absorbing the excess moisture in the air effectively, thereby depriving mould and fungal spores from the moisture that it needs to grow.
If you turn on air-conditioning when you sleep, you may have noticed that it causes the air to be too dry. Because the moisture that is absorbed by the paint is also released out at a rate proportional to the dryness of the air in the room, the paint thereby acts as a humidity regulator, keeping your humidity at an optimum level.
The lack of excess moisture enables the paint to effectively solve moulding from the root, but as well, by turning your walls into a humidity regulator, the paint can potentially alleviate the long list of issues mentioned – bacterial and dust mite growth and hardware degradation.
Interested to find out more on how our paint works? Read more about the features and benefits of our paint.