How to Get Rid of Damp caused by Excessive Moisture and Infiltration

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Here are some tips on how to get rid of the problems caused by excessive moisture and infiltration

How to Get Rid of Damp


With the arrival of rainy seasons, the humidity in the houses increases significantly and in the most serious cases, there are infiltrations that generate mold and damage the painting of the walls. In addition to being a problem in the house’s visual, moisture also causes health problems, since excessive humidity is conducive environment for the proliferation of fungi.

To decrease the humidity of the house , leave doors and windows open for some time to ventilate the rooms, then close and do not open more to prevent more moisture coming in. This habit should be kept on the wettest days, but when the weather is drier, the windows and doors may remain open.

Use alcohol and a cloth to clean floors and the wall. To remove fungi, clean with bleach solution. Upholstery should be cleaned with cloth moistened with vinegar, but should be well twisted, so you avoid the proliferation of mites .

In the case of cracks in windows, in cracks arising after a renovation or in cracks in roofs, the most important is to seal these water passages. Silicone sealant is a great alternative to create barriers against moisture , because it adheres evenly between different materials, allowing total sealing of the area. For deep cracks or cracks in roofs, it is advisable to use sealants suitable for these materials, preferably with immediate sealing power.

However, if the moisture problem in the house is very serious and is already causing drips or leaks and if the mold has already covered many parts, it is best to look for a company specializing in sealing these water passages and removing mold .

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