Moisture Problems in the Home

… a message from your friends at Soil to Sun
 
When dealing with moisture problems in a home it is important to understand the two fundamental types of moisture problems, insufficient or excess moisture. Both types of moisture problems can lead to health problems for you and your family. Dry nasal passages, sore throat, increase respiratory issues and excessive static electricity in clothing and carpets are all signs of insufficient moisture in the home. Simple remedies such as the use of humidifiers or vaporizers to add moisture to the air are used to combat insufficient supply.

Excessive moisture in the air is a far more complex problem, but one that can be diagnosed and solved. Some indications of excessive moisture in the home are:

  • Mold or mildew growth on walls and ceilings.
  • Condensation, frost or ice on the inside surface of windows.
  • Salt stains on interior foundation surfaces
  • Rotting wood
  • Wet spots on ceilings or inner surfaces of exterior walls.
  • Sweating water pipes
  • Peeling or blistering of interior or exterior paint.
  • Ice or frost on the underside of roof sheathing in the attic space.
  • Moisture on basement walls and floors.

Excessive humidity can cause a number of undesirable conditions–some obvious, but others not always evident or visible. It is important to determine the root cause of the moisture problem to ensure the problem does not continue to reappear. Although the root cause can be allusive, energy auditors are trained to diagnose and recognize the causes and recommend solutions. At Soil to Sun our energy auditors are equipped with sophisticated equipment, industry experience and internal company knowledgebase to ensure your problems are solved correctly every time.

For more on how an energy audit can benefit your home, visit your friends at SoiltoSun.com

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