Understand How Moisture Enters Your Home and Builds Up to Create a Problem

moisture-condensation in homeIt’s about the path of least resistance for moisture, which will seep or flow into your home from cracks in the walls and other openings. You may also find it condensing on windows and pipes or collecting from steam due to a lack of ventilation.

Where to look for damaging moisture

Take a look at your basement floor. Floor cracks are one of the most common ways water can enter your home from the soil under your basement.

Look at the footer. Many times homes are built with small gaps between the basement floor and the footer, leaving ample opportunity for water to build up pressure and find its way into your basement. Often water will seep in through this gap, causing water damage and leading to mold and mildew growth.

Are your windows sweating? Check to see if your windows, walls or window sills have beaded perspiration along them. Any kind of condensation on the inside of your home offers ample opportunity for water to collect.

Check for cracks in your mortar joints. Cracks in walls and joints can cause water to build up pressure and seep into your home, creating mold and mildew.

Once the wetness is there, it will wreak more havoc, with crimes like:

  • Damaging the foundation of your home and creating instability
  • Stealing your valuable storage space
  • Cracking or compressing basement walls
  • Building up molds and worsening allergies
  • Creating electrical dangers
  • Damaging furnaces and appliances
  • Rotting wood and rusting metals

Moisture in your home can also contribute to roach and varmint infestations and growth of dust mites.

Our bodies may be 99 percent water, but the walls of our homes shouldn’t be.

Contact Rytech experts today for help fixing your moisture problems. We have a number of professional solutions that will be sure to help.

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