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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
My house is so hot right now that the walls and floors are wet. Just wondering if that has ever happened to anyone else, because this is a first for me.
post #2 of 14
Not in my current climate, but I saw that alot when I lived in the Northwest and also when I lived in the mosquito haven known as the deep south.
post #3 of 14
Yes it is normal for floor to get wet when it is hot! I live in Louisiana and for the past month my kitchen is wet i am slipping left and right! It doesn't help with my air broken right now!
post #4 of 14
It's just condensation... But I would watch for mold with the moisture and this heat
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks. I just thought it was a little weird because I touched the walls and now theres handprints everywhere and the bathroom floor is soaking wet and I keep slipping.
post #6 of 14
I haven't heard of that before-perhaps because the homes in the Midwest are insulated really well and have basements????
My hardwood floors are really warm though!
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
This house doesn't have a basement. It used to be a school and it is just one floor.
post #8 of 14
Gosh, I haven't heard of that before. I'd be looking out for mold and mildew. I think you should wipe them down every day just in case.
post #9 of 14
Condensation is usually a not insulated well problem or poor ventilation issue, some more soffit vents in your attic would help. Wiping them down should help with mould and mildew also... if your humidity is like ours at the moment there is probably little you can do as there is just no ventilation anywhere
post #10 of 14
I don't know if it is in your budget, but I would suggest getting a dehumidifier. It will help the air feel cooler because it decreased the humidity, but it will also help prevent mold formation. My guess is that if you get one, you'll be emptying it frequently!
post #11 of 14
Actually you can get some pretty cheap dehumidifiers.

I used to get one called Dry-Z-Air which is a cheapo thing with an enclosed basket on top and a collection tray on the bottom.
The basket holds silica pellets which draws the moisture.

The things run around $6 USD and are reuseable, simply buy more pellet packets.
post #12 of 14
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by icklemiss21
Condensation is usually a not insulated well problem or poor ventilation issue, some more soffit vents in your attic would help. Wiping them down should help with mould and mildew also... if your humidity is like ours at the moment there is probably little you can do as there is just no ventilation anywhere
Well since you are also from Ontario, I am going to assume that it is pretty much the same. I'm from near the London area and its really humid.

About the dehumidifier, I currently don't have the money to get one, since Zebra is getting spayed tomorrow and thats taking all my money. Maybe next week though.
post #13 of 14
I got a 35 pint dehumidifier on eBay after trying the pellets thing. I found the pellets too messy, plus they are toxic. The dehumidifier I got cost me $110 delivered, and it retails for over $190. It was a reconditioned unit and works GREAT. Money well spent! Now I no longer have to worry about my belongings getting ruined by the damp and mildew!
post #14 of 14
Our company doesn't do any work out as far as London, but most insulation companies will come and give you a free assesment. Updrading the attic insulation and ventilation should help a lot and is quite cheap (not as cheap as a dehumidifer though)

The other thing you could do is have an Energuide inspector come out and inspect all areas of your home - they can also get you government rebates to help with the cost of any work that needs doing. Its all about ensuring the longevity of buildings in Canadaand stopping the over use of power. If you contact Natural Resources Canada they can put you in touch with your local office.

Oh and those little beady things for humidity are bad for cats so if you do get them put them up high away from playful paws.
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