Summer Humidity and Your Carpet

Summer Humidity and Your Carpet

Utah is generally pretty dry compared to other parts of the country, but there are times when humidity can still present a problem. Especially during the Summer. And the problem with humidity and your carpet is that it can create excess moisture in the air that can lead to mold and mildew growth, musty odors, and even damage to the carpet fibers. This damage usually shows up as buckling and wrinkled carpet. Which is something that our team at Nip & Tuck Carpet Repair knows how to fix, but wouldn’t it be better to prevent the problem from occurring in the first place? To combat humidity and protect your carpets, here are some measures you can take.

Control Indoor Humidity

The first step is to maintain proper indoor humidity levels. Ideally, the humidity in your home should be between 30% and 50%. Use a hygrometer to monitor humidity levels and a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from the air if necessary. Proper ventilation, such as opening windows or using exhaust fans, can also help regulate humidity levels.

Address Moisture Sources

Identify and address any sources of moisture in your home that may be contributing to high humidity levels. This could include fixing leaks, repairing faulty plumbing, or ensuring proper drainage around your home's foundation. By addressing these issues, you can prevent excess moisture from seeping into the carpet.

Use Air Conditioning

Utah during the Summer tends to be hot, hot, hot! So, odds are high that you already use air conditioning during this season, which is great because doing so can also help keep humidity levels from getting too high in your home. So, be sure to run your air conditioner during humid periods so that it can help remove moisture from the air, creating a more comfortable and drier environment for your carpets.

Increase Air Circulation

Improving air circulation in your home can also prevent stagnant air and reduce humidity. Use ceiling fans or portable fans to keep air moving, promoting evaporation, and discouraging moisture buildup.

Use Moisture Barriers

In areas that are prone to high humidity, such as basements or crawl spaces, consider using moisture barriers like vapor barriers or sealants. These barriers help prevent moisture from seeping through the floor or walls and reaching the carpet.

By following these preventive measures and promptly addressing any signs of excess moisture or humidity, you can protect your carpets from damage and maintain a clean and healthy indoor environment. But when Summer comes to an end and you see ripples and buckles in your carpet, don’t panic! Just call Nip & Tuck Carpet Repair for help.

By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 6-13-2023