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TYPICAL PLACES WHERE EFFECTS OF HOME MOISTURE TAKE PLACE.

5 signs that your house suffers from excess indoor moisture

Does your home suffer from excess indoor moisture?

Ever wondered what is that musty smell in your bathroom or those black spots on your kitchen wall? It is very likely that your level of indoor moisture is too high. Find out what the most common signs are that your house is suffering from high moisture and the typical places you would find them.

1. Condensation on windows

Mould grows as a consequence of excess indoor moisture and often takes place in moist areas. It therefore tends to grow around windows a lot. When cold air touches the window, condensation will appear, resulting in window condensation. This can run into the frame and consequently mould could grow in the area where the window frame meets the wall.

2. Damage on walls and ceilings

Cracked or peeling paint and bulging in the wallpaper or paint are all signs that you could have moisture problems because of excess moisture on your wall or ceiling. The beginnings of small amounts of mould growth might be discovered as well when taking a closer look. Ceiling mould is often noticeable by the discoloration of the paint. Wall mould can be very tricky as it can grow beneath wallpaper and even throughout insulation.

Peeling paint or bulging wallpaper are signs that your home may suffer from excess indoor moisture.

3. Mould and musty smell on furniture

Furniture should not be kept close to the walls as this reduces air circulation and creates condensation. When having furniture touching them, the mould in walls can work their way into the couches and create an unpleasant musty smell. Also, wooden furniture attracts mould as these items absorb indoor moisture.

4. Mould in bathrooms and kitchens

When there is no sufficient ventilation in small areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, indoor moisture is likely to increase. This excess amount of moisture could form shower mould and mould over the food stored in the kitchen.

If you are a victim of any of these damages, do not hesitate to put a moisture absorber at home and help bring the moisture back to a right and comfortable level. 

Bathrooms are often the most humid rooms in your home. A moisture absorber can help you control the excess moisture there.

5. Mould in HVAC systems

Air conditioning is maybe the best place to search for mould issues. Mould colonies are likely to form around the intake vent or on the air filter and can spread it through the system and into each room.

Have you recognised any of these signs and are you afraid that the moisture is too high in your house? A moisture absorber might be a good solution to help prevent or start getting rid of these issues, as this device will help to decrease the excess of indoor moisture.

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