Summers in Hampton Roads bring high levels of humidity, but the increased moisture in the air damages more than just your hair do.
Humidity can cause damages to your home.
Moisture problems in crawl spaces can produce condensation on walls and surfaces leading to mold and mildew.
To avoid these problems, leave foundation vents open to help the foundation to dry out. Crawl spaces should be covered with polyethylene or other thick solid vapor barrier to keep moisture from the ground out.
Humidity can also lead to condensation on water pipes causing mold and mildew problems. Insulating the inside of the tanks and outside of the pipe can prevent condensation.
If mold and mildew get into carpet or wood flooring, clean the area completely. If the damage is more extreme, floors may need replacement.