A lot of households struggle with unwanted moisture in the bathroom areas. We’ve all wondered how to get rid once and for all of the moldy patches around the shower. Therefore, it can come as a surprise to discover that there’s a lot more moisture in your home that you ever knew about. Indeed, many homes have what experts call invisible moisture areas. What are those, and how do you know whether you’re affected? There is no miracle solution; if you’re going to find out about invisible moisture areas, you need to know where to look for these. The top 3 places in the home where you can check are the following:
Your garage door doesn’t keep the rain out
Yoru garage doesn’t receive a lot of attention at the best of times. It’s a storage place for your vehicle and all the tools and hobbies you have. Typically, households are quick to notice the presence of unwanted moisture in the garage, especially if they use it as a parking space for the car. However, there might be small water infiltration that can get unnoticed, such as a damaged garage door that might let some of the rain pass through, for instance. The water can form wet patches on the wall, which you may not see on an untreated surface unless you touch it. However professional spring repair services can generally resolve the garage issue. Another common mistake in the garage is your ground insulation. The soil can carry a lot of moisture, which can infiltrate the structure without the appropriate padding.
Your basement lacks insulation
Ah, the basement! While not all homes have a basement, those who do tend to struggle to maximize the space. Indeed, most basement structures lack air conditioning and insulation. Indeed, the basement is built in direct contact with the ground. When the insulation solution is not part of its design, the space can feel damp and musty as it can’t handle the cold temperatures and dampness from the soil.
The invisible leak in the roof
How can your roof be leaking? A leak can be hard to spot, especially if the water accumulates in the insulating structure in the attic. You will need to step carefully to find the source of the leak. The attic is the first place where you’ll get to notice wet patches. For small leaks, you may not see any difference in the rest of your home; the ceiling underneath only gets wet if the water goes through the attic floor rather than infiltrating the roof insulation.
How do you know if you’ve got a moisture issue?
It takes a lot of time to spot moisture in the absence of mold and puddles. However, you can start your investigation with a sensor that measures the moisture in the air. Rooms with elevated air humidity metrics are likely to have developed small wet patches. Try to touch the walls, floor, and ceiling to pinpoint the location.
High moisture in the air is a leading cause of asthma and other respiratory diseases in the household. However, it can be tricky to fix the issues in the absence of visible moldy patches. Don’t take any chances; monitoring air humidity at home can make a significant difference.