Rules on beach house service & general household practices can vary harshly from one region to the next. The US is a big country that encompasses a long list of diverging temperatures & ecosystems. The ecodiversity from one state to the next can be large. That’s why you might see palm trees residing in one temperature & big boreal pine trees growing in another. What gives rise to this degree of biodiversity is the unique weather each region lays claim to. A sizzling & muggy year-round temperature dominates several of the southern states, plus several states out west. When you’re dealing with a temperature with high humidity, there are certain steps you must take as a homeowner that someone residing up north may never run into. A official one, which is consistently a heated topic of debate, is whether or not it’s ‘safe’ to leave your windows open. A lot of people grow up in colder temperatures where a/c is unnecessary & get by for years with fans & fine breezes through open windows. These same people transport to a hot & muggy environment assuming the same rules apply. What they don’t realize is that they’re already residing in a prime environment for mold propagation—consistently above 69 degrees, below which mold goes dormant, & often over 69-78% humidity. When they leave their windows open consistently, these spores blow in & settle all over the surfaces of their homes. Since these indoor environments never get dry or chilly enough to kill or deactivate the mold spores, they simply grow unabated on every surface that won’t inhibit their growth. Soon, the homeowner now has a life threatening problem in their beach house that could have been avoided by simply running an cooling system a sufficient amount of time. Always be careful knowing that one tip that works well for one area may lead to irreversible life threatening consequences in another.
February 19, 2021
February 19, 2021