Do you know the wide range of problems that water can cause in your home if it ends up in the wrong place? Mold can start growing, pests can be attracted to it, and wood can rot, just to mention a few. Because of this, condensation should be a concern for any homeowner. Condensation forms whenever air with high water content hits a cold surface. While this is more common on metal and glass surfaces, it could happen anywhere, so it is important for you to keep the humidity levels in your home low.
Many homes have air conditioning in the summer that takes a lot of the humidity out of the air, but you might need to have a dehumidifier for places like your basement and attic. Insulating your cold water pipes prevents condensation from forming on them since they no longer are exposed, and you should be careful that humid air doesn’t leak into your home from the outside.