If you’ve ever wondered why most people have a laundry room in the basement or attic and not just let their laundry dry off in the kitchen or bedroom, you’re not the only one. The reason is quite straight forward but should in no way be ignored. However, lots of people still let their laundry dry off in the bedroom. To make matters even worse, they turn up the heat.
When you leave your laundry to dry on a clothes rack, the humidity in the room increases with 30%. A big load of laundry contains 2 liters of water that evaporates in the air. The high humidity in the room will contribute to the growth of mold and dust mites – which can both cause health issues. You can recognize your home by being too humid when you have:
- Steamed up windows
- Black spots on your walls or ceiling
- Pests or silverfish.
- A moldy smell
- Wallpaper that is peeling off
- Moldy window-frames and door-frames
This might sound pretty innocent but the consequences are not something you should underestimate.
Continue reading on the next page to find out about the best way to dry off your laundry!