Living in the coastal Carolina region has some pretty awesome perks. Driving in almost any direction leads you to salty air and a sandy beach or a waterway to explore. With that coastal and waterway access comes moisture, sometimes a lot of it.  Too much moisture can be bad for your home.  Sometimes you need help from a professional team like May’s Exterminating, but if the inside of your home has high humidity, there are a few measures you can take on your own to help reduce moisture and humidity. How do you lower the humidity in your home?  Read on…

Here are 3 DIY steps to take to lower humidity and moisture levels in your home.


  1. Let in some fresh air on dry days. Crack open a window or door. 

    The easiest way to reduce humidity inside your home is to open a window (or few) and let some fresh air in on dry days. Ventilation and circulation are the best way to reduce high humidity in your home.

    Benefits of fresh air include more than reducing humidity levels in your home. It also has some wonderful health benefits as well. Increased oxygen from fresh air helps your body too. From better food digestion to circulation, cracking open a window on a dry, sunny day is good for you and your home.

  2. Take shorter or cold showers.

    One of humidity and moisture's main source inside a home comes from the bathroom. This is particularly true for those who like to take long, hot showers. If your bathroom has ventilation fans, turn them on while you are taking a shower. Leave doors and windows open for 30 minutes afterwards. If you take shorter, cooler showers, you can reduce humidity levels as well.

    Cold showers may not sound too appealing at first There are a wide array of health benefits that support cold showers.  If you can brave them, reports show improved immunity and circulation!

  3. Hang “line-dry” clothing items outdoors.

    Another area that generates humidity and moisture in your home is the laundry area. Some clothing must be dried flat or line dried. Drying these items indoors can increase humidity levels in your home if the area is not well ventilated. Placing these wet items on the line outside prevents the evaporation from happening indoors. 

    Minimized rolling and stretching can make your clothes last longer when you sun dry. The sun is also a natural sanitizer.

High humidity levels in your home can become a breeding ground for allergens and molds. While DIY steps are good to know, sometimes they aren’t enough. May Exterminating offers free assessments and estimates for moisture control services. Contact us today for a free moisture control services estimate.