- Poor ventilation is one of the main causes of dampness as a lot of moisture is generated while washing clothes, cooking, or drying clothes indoors and in the bathrooms.
- Dampness can penetrate into the walls through leaking roof tiles or leakages from bathrooms, windows, or any holes left uncovered on the house
- Water from the leaky plumbing lines of the exteriors or interiors can result in damp walls.
- Rising dampness is a very common problem in older homes, especially in houses where a damp-proof course (waterproof) has not been used to create a barrier between the soil and the foundation of the building.
How to avoid dampness
- It is essential to ventilate the home and reduce condensation. Periodically open the windows and cross-ventilate the home so that the moist indoor air is replaced with fresh outdoor air.
- Use exhaust fans in areas like the bathroom and kitchen.
- Always inspect your house’s plumbing. You can schedule inspections from professional plumbers from Homecare managers.
- Fix and repair the leaky pipes and replace old fixtures with new ones.
- Waterproof the damp wall surfaces by commissioning the work to a professional waterproofing expert.