May 25, 2020
Moisture problems in homes

A high level of indoor humidity usually goes undetected until it leads to bigger moisture issues in your home.

Watch out for the following signs because they signify there is excessive moisture in the air inside your house or some dangerously damp spots around the place.

Your Basement Walls Smell Weird

Basements are usually most susceptible to moisture issues because water can seep into the basement walls and floor through soil or the crawlspace. These rooms are typically not very well ventilated so moisture buildups fast.

When this happens, you are likely to notice a strange, musty odor in your basement. It can also signify that mold or mildew has found a home in these damp walls.

There is White Scaling on Your Basement Walls

Damp and dark places serve as the ideal breeding ground for microorganisms like mold and mildew. Thus, when your basement is laden with moisture, these microbes are bound to grow prolifically.

If you come across white powdery patches on the walls, floor, and ceiling, that’s mildew thriving on damp surfaces.

Black Spots in the Attic Joists

Ugly black, gray, or even blue-green patches on the walls and ceilings correspond to mold growth and are another common sign of excessive moisture buildup in your house. However, if mold is forming on the attic joists, it is probably due to the formation of ice dams on the roof. Get in touch with a professional ice dam removal company to get rid of the problem asap!

Condensation on the Windows

Condensation on the windows, especially during the summer months must not be taken lightly. It means hot and humid air is seeping into your house. This can not only have an adverse effect on ventilation and your electricity bills but also increase indoor moisture levels over time which, in turn, can lead to mold infestation, structural damage, and various other related issues.

What Gives Rise to Moisture Issues In Your Home?

Well, moisture, of course. But where does it come from?

The truth is that we are producing moisture all the time.

The daily household chores like cooking, washing, bathing, and the likes that involve water greatly contribute to gradual moisture buildup inside the house. You may not have stopped to think about it, but you increase the moisture level in your home even as you breathe!

Think of all the wetness that your family and pets bring inside the home especially on rainy days and after coming back from places like parks.

If you are experiencing moisture problems in your home or feel like you may you be about to face them soon due to any reason, get in touch with Green Stone Energy now.



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