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In this new blog post series, we’ll examine some trouble zones in the home when it comes to wetness and moisture management. We’ll also provide some quick tips to help remedy these common moisture issues in the trouble areas discussed. If you have any severe problems or just need a hand figuring out the best approach to take in managing moisture in your home, call our team at Bel Red today.

 

In our final home moisture and humidity blog post, we’re paying special attention to another target zone for these problems—the kitchen. The kitchen is obviously a place that can be very troublesome when it comes to keeping things dry. Exposed water can almost always be found in the kitchen. Whether it’s during meal preparation or otherwise, managing the moisture in your kitchen can help keep the relative humidity in your whole home down, keeping things clean, safe and comfortable. Here are some tips for kitchen moisture management to round out our series:

 

Tip 1 – Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate. Proper ventilation is absolutely crucial when it comes to humidity in the kitchen. Oven and stovetop cooking can greatly contribute to moisture in the air and condensation in the kitchen if things aren’t properly ventilated. Make sure your oven fan is working well and always use it during cooking, especially when boiling water. A good fan and hood vent will take the moisture from the cooking process and send it directly outside. If a vent or fan isn’t an option in your home, try to cook with a window open.

 

Tip 2 – Keep a lid on it. Similarly (and supplementary) to our first tip, try to keep things covered for as long as possible when cooking in pots and pans on the stovetop. A lid keeps moisture in and blocks it from providing a steady flow of wet steam out into the air.

 

Tip 3 – Ditch the carpet. It’s fairly uncommon to see carpet in kitchens today—and for good reason. If you do have carpet in the kitchen, perhaps it’s time to think about switching it out for a harder flooring choice like hardwood, laminate or tile. Carpet traps moisture and can lead to bigger moisture-related problems, such as mold. Plus, it’s much easier to clean other surfaces from the regular food and drink spills that happen in the kitchen. A win-win.

 

Tip 4 – Wipe down surfaces regularly. Water or other liquids that sit on the counter for too long can easily lead to the beginnings of mold and mildew issues in the kitchen. When you’re done using the space, clean and wipe down on wet surfaces. This will help ensure the kitchen is dry, clean and comfortable.

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In this new blog post series, we’ll examine some trouble zones in the home when it comes to wetness and moisture management. We’ll also provide some quick tips to help remedy these common moisture issues in the trouble areas discussed. If you have any severe problems or just need a hand figuring out the best approach to take in managing moisture in your home, call our team at Bel Red today.

In our final home moisture and humidity blog post, we’re paying special attention to another target zone for these problems—the kitchen. The kitchen is obviously a place that can be very troublesome when it comes to keeping things dry. Exposed water can almost always be found in the kitchen. Whether it’s during meal preparation or otherwise, managing the moisture in your kitchen can help keep the relative humidity in your whole home down, keeping things clean, safe and comfortable. Here are some tips for kitchen moisture management to round out our series:

Tip 1 – Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate. Proper ventilation is absolutely crucial when it comes to humidity in the kitchen. Oven and stovetop cooking can greatly contribute to moisture in the air and condensation in the kitchen if things aren’t properly ventilated. Make sure your oven fan is working well and always use it during cooking, especially when boiling water. A good fan and hood vent will take the moisture from the cooking process and send it directly outside. If a vent or fan isn’t an option in your home, try to cook with a window open.

Tip 2 – Keep a lid on it. Similarly (and supplementary) to our first tip, try to keep things covered for as long as possible when cooking in pots and pans on the stovetop. A lid keeps moisture in and blocks it from providing a steady flow of wet steam out into the air.

Tip 3 – Ditch the carpet. It’s fairly uncommon to see carpet in kitchens today—and for good reason. If you do have carpet in the kitchen, perhaps it’s time to think about switching it out for a harder flooring choice like hardwood, laminate or tile. Carpet traps moisture and can lead to bigger moisture-related problems, such as mold. Plus, it’s much easier to clean other surfaces from the regular food and drink spills that happen in the kitchen. A win-win.

Tip 4 – Wipe down surfaces regularly. Water or other liquids that sit on the counter for too long can easily lead to the beginnings of mold and mildew issues in the kitchen. When you’re done using the space, clean and wipe down on wet surfaces. This will help ensure the kitchen is dry, clean and comfortable.

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If you’re here, you’ve probably noticed a bit of a different look for BelRed.com. Last week, we were excited to release a new website redesign with the aim of making it easier than ever for our customers and community to find the products, services and knowledge you’ve grown accustomed to finding on our site.

 

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The redesign has made getting current offers and discounts, scheduling an appointment and requesting a quote faster and easier than ever. You can quickly read customer testimonials to see what others think of our professional and courteous work. We’ve also reorganized our products and services into handy blocks on the homepage to make navigation a breeze.

 

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As always, we’d love to hear from you and hope communication and contact will be simple and smooth with on the new website.

Contact us today with any questions, comments or requests here. As always, thanks for being a part of the Bel Red community, where we always put customer care and convenience first.

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In this new blog post series, we’ll examine some trouble zones in the home when it comes to wetness and moisture management. We’ll also provide some quick tips to help remedy these common moisture issues in the trouble areas discussed. If you have any severe problems or just need a hand figuring out the best approach to take in managing moisture in your home, call our team at Bel Red today.

Like bathroom issues discussed in our previous post, similar water problems and issues can present themselves in basements. As many homeowners unfortunately, know, basements also have their own unique set of moisture management processes and procedures. Remember, water or moisture in the basement can cause big problems throughout the home, as most homes with basements have their heating and cooling system there, so the moisture is often collected and sent to other areas of the home. In this post, we’ll review some tips to help you keep your basement as dry as necessary to stay comfortable and safe in your home.

Tip 1 – Repair settlement cracks in the walls. Even in newer homes, the foundation of the home can settle over time, causing small cracks in its walls. This can allow water to seep in through the wall and into the basement during heavy rains or when snow melts. Fixing these cracks yourself or having a professional come take care of the issue can eliminate water leakage and keep moisture out of the basement.

Tip 2 – Clean your gutters! This is a step that can be taken by most any homeowner to greatly reduce the risk of water entering the basement. Gutters serve a huge purpose when it comes to making sure water stays away from the side walls of your home, and in turn keeps it from seeping down into and under your home’s foundation. Cleaning your gutters regularly will help prevent these issues. It’s a minor and easy fix that can help avoid much larger problems.

Tip 3 – Wrap pipes in insulation or foam. Water leaks aren’t the only source of moisture in basements. Believe it or not, pipes can develop a large amount of condensation, especially during colder months of the year. This condensation can greatly increase the dampness in your home. By wrapping water pipes in your basement with insulation wraps or foam fittings, you will eliminate this problem.

Tip 4 – Run a dehumidifier to limit moisture in the basement air. For general dampness and moisture problems in the air in your basement, running a dehumidifier will help remove the moisture from the air and eliminate its ability to move to other areas of the home. A high-quality dehumidifier can remove gallons of water from a damp basement per day. Set up the dehumidifier to drain directly into a sump pump hole or drain in your basement for added convenience and ongoing moisture management.

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In this new blog post series, we’ll examine some trouble zones in the home when it comes to wetness and moisture management. We’ll also provide some quick tips to help remedy these common moisture issues in the trouble areas discussed. If you have any severe problems or just need a hand figuring out the best approach to take in managing moisture in your home, call our team at Bel Red today.

 

Like bathroom issues discussed in our previous post, similar water problems and issues can present themselves in basements. As many homeowners unfortunately, know, basements also have their own unique set of moisture management processes and procedures. Remember, water or moisture in the basement can cause big problems throughout the home, as most homes with basements have their heating and cooling system there, so the moisture is often collected and sent to other areas of the home. In this post, we’ll review some tips to help you keep your basement as dry as necessary to stay comfortable and safe in your home.

 

Tip 1 – Repair settlement cracks in the walls. Even in newer homes, the foundation of the home can settle over time, causing small cracks in its walls. This can allow water to seep in through the wall and into the basement during heavy rains or when snow melts. Fixing these cracks yourself or having a professional come take care of the issue can eliminate water leakage and keep moisture out of the basement.

 

Tip 2 – Clean your gutters! This is a step that can be taken by most any homeowner to greatly reduce the risk of water entering the basement. Gutters serve a huge purpose when it comes to making sure water stays away from the side walls of your home, and in turn keeps it from seeping down into and under your home’s foundation. Cleaning your gutters regularly will help prevent these issues. It’s a minor and easy fix that can help avoid much larger problems.

 

Tip 3 – Wrap pipes in insulation or foam. Water leaks aren’t the only source of moisture in basements. Believe it or not, pipes can develop a large amount of condensation, especially during colder months of the year. This condensation can greatly increase the dampness in your home. By wrapping water pipes in your basement with insulation wraps or foam fittings, you will eliminate this problem.

 

Tip 4 – Run a dehumidifier to limit moisture in the basement air. For general dampness and moisture problems in the air in your basement, running a dehumidifier will help remove the moisture from the air and eliminate its ability to move to other areas of the home. A high-quality dehumidifier can remove gallons of water from a damp basement per day. Set up the dehumidifier to drain directly into a sump pump hole or drain in your basement for added convenience and ongoing moisture management.

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