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Bedrooms can feel damp and humid sometimes. When the outdoor humidity level is high, that makes sense. Temporary dampness comes and goes with the weather. But dampness that hangs around is likely caused by another factor.
Dampness in the bedroom can be caused by several factors. Here are a few of the common causes:
Dampness in a bedroom can cause mold to grow on closet doors, woodwork, and flooring. Since the bedroom is the place where we sleep and our bodies recover (during sleep), mold in a damp bedroom can cause health problems.
Health problems and symptoms of mold growth include: (1)
Dampness in bedrooms can be caused by a variety of factors—including a roof leak, plumbing leak, stale humid air, ineffective gutters, and moisture from an adjoining bathroom. This excess moisture can lead to mold development. Since the bedroom is the place where we sleep and allow our bodies to recover, having a damp bedroom with mold can create or worsen health problems—such as nasal congestion, allergies, asthma and mold infections.
For more information about how mold can affect health, visit the Center for Disease Control’s Mold FAQ page.
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