This is one of the most common problems most home owners have, at some period of time; most of this humidity problems come from either rain or snow. But precisely because of the infrequency of this situations and apparent safety we end up leaving detection and repair for later, as an eternally to-be-postponed task.
Be cautious! Humidity and leakage problems are dangerous to your health and your wallet. The strong odor of mildew, the unsightly effect of those nasty little black dots on the wall and the ugly cracks in the paint or wood are just the tip of the iceberg. Behind there is a risk of the spread of fungi and microorganisms very hazardous to our respiratory system. And although health is the most important issue that should motivate you to put an immediate solution to the problem, think it this way: with early damage detection you could be saving tons of money.
What kind of moisture can you find?
There are 4 main groups: Moisture by capillarity: occur in places in direct contact with the ground, such as basements, garages and ground floors. Water and soil minerals penetrate through the pores of the material, and due to poor waterproofing works. Moisture by filtrations: the cause is water penetrating directly from the inside of the recessed walls—forged pipes. Leaks and breaks can break out because the piping system hasn’t been efficiently isolated, with this it might become a bit more tedious to find the specific origin of the filtration.
Do not forget about condensation, this type of moisture comes from steam generated at home in like in bathrooms and kitchen areas; also strong contrasts in temperature between the inside and outside of the home. They are often concentrated on windows and walls.
And environmental or weathering humidity, there are areas such as beaches or mountains, naturally causing a constant humidity that becomes aggressive for our facilities. The salts transported in the air near the sea are highly abrasive to the materials.
As top consultants in the area we are able to assist with these types of issues; we highly recommend the use of professional experience to deal and fix your leakage problems with a well performing ventilation system and a lots of insulations. We hope you might have answered your queries, keep coming back soon for more helpful entries!