Protect Your Carpet This Summer

Protect Your Carpet This Summer

Nip tuck Carpet Repair services the Greater Denver area. And while Colorado is known for having an arid climate most times of the year, summer presents a bit more humidity than we are typically used to. This humidity can actually have an effect on the carpets in your home. Here is how it can affect them and what you can do to reduce the humidity in your home during these coming months.

Effects of Summer Humidity on Carpets

For starters, let’s take a look at how exactly humidity can affect your carpets. Especially when carpets go from almost no humidity to higher levels.

Moisture Absorption: High humidity can cause carpets to absorb moisture from the air, making them feel damp or even wet. This can lead to mold and mildew growth, unpleasant odors, and potential damage to the carpet fibers and backing.

Increased Allergens: Humidity creates an ideal environment for allergens like dust mites and mold spores to thrive. These allergens can accumulate in carpets, triggering allergies or respiratory issues for sensitive individuals.

Buckling or Warping: Excessive moisture in the air can cause carpets to expand and buckle, especially if they were not properly installed or have inadequate underlayment. This can result in uneven surfaces and potential tripping hazards.

Tips to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

If carpets near bathrooms, kitchens, or doors are experiencing too much humidity, here is what you can do to reduce moisture levels.

Use Dehumidifiers: Dehumidifiers are effective tools for reducing indoor humidity levels. Place them in areas with high moisture, such as basements, laundry rooms, or bathrooms. Set the humidity level to around 40-50% for optimal comfort.

Increase Ventilation: Proper ventilation helps reduce humidity levels. Open windows and doors to promote airflow, especially during cooler times of the day. Use exhaust fans in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry areas to remove excess moisture.

Use Air Conditioning: Air conditioning not only cools your home but also helps to dehumidify the air. Set your air conditioner to a comfortable temperature and ensure it is in good working condition. Consider using a programmable thermostat to regulate the indoor climate efficiently. Which, with summers being as hot as they have been in Colorado, central AC is probably something you utilize anyway.

By implementing these strategies, you can help reduce the humidity in your home, which in turn can help protect your carpets from moisture-related issues. If, however, you find that humidity has caused ripples and buckles in your carpet, simply reach out to our team at Nip Tuck Carpet Repair. We can make your carpets smooth again in no time!

By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 7-6-2023