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Humidity is an important factor of air quality, and, therefore, has a direct impact on your health.
When the level of humidity is too high, the sweat cannot evaporate as quickly as it normally does, which interferes with your body's natural mechanism of thermoregulation.
Even healthy people may experience difficulty breathing, faintness, and poor concentration in extra humid premises.
As you may already know, mold thrives in humid environments. If there is excessive moisture in your home, mold is 50% more likely to develop, especially in the areas where the moisture is concentrated, like corners and ceilings.
Like mold, bugs 'prefer' a warm and humid environment, with temperatures of 75-80 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity levels of 70-80%.
Increased level of moisture inside your home is welcoming for bed bugs and other sorts of pests.
Studies show that active bugs cannot survive when humidity levels are below 40-50%, so maintaining normal humidity is important for keeping your home bug-free.
Because the crawl space is a below-grade space under the house, you might think it’s normal to have a moist crawl space. After all, the ground gets wet and dry through the seasons and with weather patterns event. But in fact, a dry crawl space is far superior and the sooner wet crawl space issues are addressed, the better