Excess indoor moisture can have undesirable consequences
Are you suffering from condensation on windows or musty smells? You may have excess moisture at home. When moisture levels are over 65%, the air in your house is too moist. This can cause property damage at home, including mould and mildew, and affect your personal comfort. Find out what the typical signs that your house suffers from excess moisture are, what can be the potential damages and how you can get rid of these problems.
Consequences of excess moisture on your home and personal comfort
Excess moisture can cause damage to your home's interior such as stains on the wall or even peeling wallpaper.
EFFECT ON PHYSICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING
Due to high levels of moisture our senses tend to evaluate room temperature incorrectly, so we might feel much warmer or colder than the actual temperature is.
MOLD ON WALLS
A high moisture at home may facilitate black mould and mildew development in walls and ceilings.
Tiny droplets of water may condense in walls or windows due to high levels of moisture at home.
BAD SMELL OF TEXTILES
Excess indoor moisture can foster the development of musty smells in clothing or other textile items.
EFFECTS ON HEALTH
Allergies to dust are more easily developed in a damp environment. Common symptoms could be skin irritation, repeated respiratory infections or rheumatism diseases. Excess humidity also increases the risk to develop rheumatic diseases or allergic reactions.