Keeping Those Humid Surrey Summers Under Control

Surrey is a beautiful area in British Columbia, Canada. It is also very warm and temperate in the summer and in the winter, it’s very rainy. Both of these can make for a very humid environment, leading some very uncomfortable breathing conditions or even warping wood and peeling paint. Since there is so much rainfall, usually around 1405 mm annually, there could be the potential for flood waters in your basement from backed up sewage drains or faulty foundations. The easiest ways to control both of these unfortunate events is to keep both a dehumidifier and the phone number of your local water damage company handy.

Control The Humidity

Humidity can be potentially dangerous if you’re already having trouble breathing from allergies or another health condition. Humidity can be defined as how damp the air is or isn’t in any given environment. It’s common to keep the humidity in your home between 25% and 55%. Problems can arise when humidity dips below 25% or goes above 55%. In this case, if the humidity gets above 55%, mold, mildew, and mites can thrive and can become deadly.

Black mold can become extremely damaging to just about all human functions such as respiratory systems, mental faculties, circulation, and so much more. If you have a larger home or more than one that are affected by the humidity, large dehumidifiers are the best in handling the situation. These dehumidifiers have the capacity to suck up all of the extra water in the air, making your home easier to breathe and live in and cutting down the growth of molds and bacteria.

Handling Floods

Since rain can be a problem in Surrey, handling flooding in the basement is something that you should know how to do. If you notice that you have some flooding, you should invest in a sub-pump. These pump the water out of the basement, but only if you have a backup generator or if you still have power in the home. If the sub pump isn’t an option, you can always contact your local flood restoration crew to come and assess the damage and quickly get the water out of your home before it destroys the integrity of your homes foundation and structure.

Unfortunately, you can’t really wait for the water to dry up and resolve itself. The water can suck up into the drywall, wood beams, and so much more, causing mold to build up. This can also add to the humidity and moisture in the home, making that dehumidifier have to work double time. There’s no harm in investing in another dehumidifier just incase, but it’s best to get that water cleaned up as quickly as possible.

Conclusion

If you’re thinking of making the move to Surrey or even if you’re just visiting, there are plenty of fun things that you can do. Don’t let the humidity or the rain scare you away because there’s always a way to control it in your home. Just take all of those precautionary measures and you’ll be alright. Just enjoy the scenery, food, and fun activities that surround you.

Stephan Mathias

I love to blog about living and volunteering in the city I love, Surrey BC.