What causes moisture?
You may ask yourself why your home is suffering from high moisture. Low temperatures and rainy weather are the main contributor to excess moisture at home. Also, a family of 3 members can produce an average of 12 liters of water vapor that increases the indoor moisture. By protecting our home from the weather outside, we are also trapping all that moisture inside. Apart from human activities there are other factors that can contribute to a high level of moisture at home. Find out what these causes are and how you can prevent or control them in order to achieve a proper moisture level at home.
Spot the causes of moisture at home
Moisture can easily penetrate through the porous structure of the walls on our homes, especially in damp weather conditions.
WATER VAPOR CONDENSATION
Temperature differences, in combination with poor air circulation, can lead to moisture condensation and tiny droplets of water to condense on walls or windows.
WATER MAINS LEAK
A dripping tap or leaking dishwasher / washing machine can result to high condensation, which can lead to damaged floors or walls.
Bathing, showering, cooking, drying clothes or mopping floors are activities that increase moisture at home. A family of 3 members produces more than 12 liters of water vapor per day.
Small defects tend to appear within the insulation in walls and foundations of buildings. It allows the water to penetrate the walls in this way.