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The development of damp walls and how to fight them

Geposted am | Februar 14, 2010

Damp walls can develop for different reasons: Damages on the outside of buildings or inner defects and little ventilation can cause clamminess in your house.

Another possibility to contain dampness and lead it into the walling can be even deficient thermal insulation as well as bad façade lining or damaged plaster.

Especially rooms like kitchen, bath and even bedroom should be aired regularly, because people use to sweat up to 1 liter of perspiration per night. To reduce dampness in bathroom it’s recommended to air the room after every shower or bath you take. Otherwise mould can start growing in there, which is known to be harmful to health and can cause allergies and asthmatic problems as well. So damp walls and sufficient airing does also affect your well-being.

But what if you ventilate affected rooms regularly and it doesn’t help? Contact an official specialist to have your house checked for heat leaks in walls, window frames, french windows and terrace doors. He will find out about any differences by using an IR camera.

Check your window lintels for condensation water, contact your landlord to ask for former water damages and leaking water pipes. Those can cause trouble even after years of (inadequate) elimination.

After locating the reason of dampness (like tiles, which got out of place or non-breathable wall covering) the specialist will decide how to proceed.

Using an air dehumidifier will help in some cases. This equipments filters the air of clamminess and collects its water into a tank. If the collected water will become much less after some days or weeks of using the process will be finished soon.

Other great utilities is using salts to clean off the walls from dampness. Before using them ask a specialist how to use them correctly.

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