How to Keep the Kitchen Humidity Under Control

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Every building is likely to develop mold due to the construction materials that have been used, the are where it is placed or the type of utility each room will receive. Therefore, there are areas in a house that develop a higher level of humidity than others, like the bathroom, the laundry room or the kitchen. In the kitchen, the cooking steam seriously increases the level of moisture in the air, which is the main cause for condense and mold. To prevent the occurrence of mold spores and dampness in the kitchen, here is what you can do and which items you can use.

Condense, or water vapors trickling on the windows and doors, is the first sign of air humidity that you can spot in the kitchen, before detecting the mold spores on the walls and furniture. Given that in the kitchen there are many pieces of furniture and appliances that can be damaged by the humidity, you must immediately take action and look for solutions that will help you eliminate the excessive humidity.

Ensure a proper ventilation

By letting the air circulate in a room, you make sure it is not too humid nor too hot to create water vapors that can cause mold and dampness. With this in mind, make sure you keep the kitchen ventilated by opening a door and a window to let fresh air in the room. However, avoid cooking with the door open to avoid steam and food odors to get inside the other rooms and make sure the outside window is always open to avoid condense and dampness.

Keep the oven hood turned on while cooking

Cooking steam is the main cause for excessive humidity in a kitchen, therefore, it is the first aspect you should pay attention to. Always keep the hood turned on while you cook so that it will attract all the steam and it will lead it to the outside, so you won’t have to fear about condense and nasty food odors.

Use a dehumidifier

The most efficient and easy to use item that can help you maintain the kitchen humidity level under control is the dehumidifier. This intelligent device absorbs the water vapors from the air, runs them through a chamber where they are turned back into water, and releases clean and dry air back into the room. The dehumidifier is an essential appliance in the kitchen where the humidity level is considerably higher than in other areas of the house, therefore you should consider one for your kitchen. Keep in mind that some types of dehumidifiers also offer you the advantage of odor control, meaning they also retain the food odor from the kitchen while retaining the water vapors from the room, so that there will be no more humidity nor unpleasant smell in the kitchen.

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