Earlier this month we began a top-tip article aimed at helping homeowners fix a plumbing problem in Wellington: moisture buildup. We covered a few factors that can cause crazy amounts of moisture to accumulate in our homes. With moisture and dampness comes cracks, mould and mildew...a few things we’d all rather avoid!
Today we’re going to deliver our final home truths about winter’s watery war on your home, and the ways in which you can avoid these annoyances...
Putting a lid on it
With the cold season comes a wonderful influx of hot, satisfying foods. Ending a freezing day with a hot meal can be good for the soul...but not your kitchen, unfortunately. As the moisture rising from the boiling pots of food mixes with the air cold air surrounding it – as water vapour – it will eventually make contact with the surfaces of your kitchen, forming as droplets that hang around for hours in corners, on walls, and sometimes in your cupboards (the perfect environment for mould to grow).
How to avoid it: please always be sure to have your exhaust fan/vent switched on. The noise might be annoying, but what’s a little discomfort for a whole lot of hygiene? Have the vent switched on its highest setting when things really start to boil, and be sure to keep a lid on your meals as often as possible!
Leak one week, write-off the next!
Fun fact: the best time to get leaks repaired is...right away! The colder season puts stress on your pipes and causes cracks to form in our Wellington plumbing system. A leak over the winter is especially alarming, as all that extra water dripping in your home isn’t likely to evaporate any time soon in the cold air. Be sure to check all of the faucets in your kitchen, bathrooms and utility room for any suspicious drips or pooling puddles.
If you have a leaky pipe in Wellington, contact the team at Maxey today for a fast, efficient fix!