Experienced Charleston Moisture Analysis
Indoor air with excessive moisture is a major problem in many Charleston homes, and it's also a condition that leads to mold, mildew, and fungal growth. Excessive moisture in your Charleston home can also promote termite activity, which will cause hardwood floors to cup and bucks, and it can significantly impact your home's indoor air quality. If you've discovered excess moisture in your home, or if you believe moisture is causing one of the aforementioned problems, GLS Engineering & Testing can provide you with professional moisture control services.
After conducting an interview with you to discuss your concerns and learn about the history of your problem, we'll perform an investigation to determine the source (or sources) of you indoor air's excessive moisture. Then, we'll help you develop a strategy to effectively manage the problem.
Professional Solutions for Moisture Control
If corrective measures are required to address any excessive moisture in your Charleston home's indoor air, GLS Engineering & Testing is available to install the necessary systems and equipment, thereby providing the customer with a comprehensive diagnosed, designed, and installed solution.
Our Charleston mold testing professionals have the equipment, skills, and expertise to thoroughly and accurately analyze the moisture levels in your home. We'll then determine the source and find the best solutions.
Negatives Effects of High Moisture
If moisture problems are not remedied, they can lead to mold growth, which can have huge and negative effects on any member of your household. Mold may remain totally hidden for years before you're able to find evidence of it. But one way you can prevent mold from developing in your Charleston home is to have the moisture levels in your home analyzed.
High moisture levels in your indoor air can also be a major problem for your home's durability. Wood-destroying fungus becomes active with 28-30% moisture. High humidity and condensation can easily elevate the moisture content of a crawl space and the wood in your home to 37% or higher. If the excessive moisture condition is not discovered and corrected, the wood will rot to the point where it needs to be replaced, which is a much more expensive and time-consuming project than preventative moisture control.
Do You Need a Moisture Analysis?
High levels of moisture in your Charleston home's indoor air can cause health problems for people in your home and they can lead to structural damage. You should have a moisture analysis performed if you notice these signs:
- Odors - Odors may indicate a presence of mold or mildew growth in your home.
- Mold - If mold is growing in your home, there's a good chance that it's being caused by high levels of moisture. You should have your home's moisture levels inspected to find any other problem areas before mold develops elsewhere.
- Allergic Reactions - If someone in your home is sneezing frequently or has a runny nose, red eyes, or any allergic symptoms, it could be the result of mold, mildew, or fungus growth that is being caused by high moisture levels in your home.
Helpful links regarding Moisture Analysis
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- US Environmental Protection Agency
- Facts about Mold and Dampness
When you discover a problem with mold growth in your home, it can be overwhelming. And there is some cause for alarm: mold can be very dangerous to your family, and it can cause serious damage to your Charleston home. However, there's no reason to despair. The professionals at GLS Engineering & Testing can help you determine if there is mold and your home as well as the best ways to eliminate the problem.
Your home is one of the most important parts of your life. It's where you spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. So making sure that your home, and specifically your home's indoor air, is totally healthy is a major priority.