Moisture is a frequent phenomenon that can cause huge damage to our homes, for this it is essential to recognize the problem and intervene promptly. There are many triggering factors that can be traced back to the onset of the problem: an incorrect insulation of the walls, the condensation created by the kitchen and the bathroom, the so-called rising damp from the underground. These are some of the most well-known elements that cause humidity and mold on the walls of the house. The most difficult case to treat and defeat is undoubtedly rising damp, in fact this causes great damage to the house despite being often underestimated.
Ideas and tips on how to defeat the most feared of tenants: humidity and related damage
If your home has that typical dark halo and to the touch the walls are cold means that the humidity has been working for some time. The most obvious consequence is spots and mold that cause a bad smell as well as a substantial swelling of the plaster. An element of no small importance for our portfolios are the heating costs which increase considerably when we are faced with a house affected by humidity. How come it happens? The rising damp makes the walls so wet that they cause poor insulation both in winter, with a colder house, and in summer, with a warmer environment. The result? A unhealthy home and by exorbitant expenses. Very often the apartment requires very invasive maintenance. Thus the partial renovation of the house also requires the evaluation of the house. Restructuring costs they must also include external factors.
What techniques to adopt to eradicate the problem
Il dehumidifier it is the best known and most used solution in our homes. The intervention costs for humidity are low if we follow traditional solutions.
The most effective technique in cases of rising damp is instead the injection of silicone resins inserted at the base of the walls. With these dehumidifying injections a sort of chemical barrier is created which does not allow the humidity to rise in the house. The advice is to carry out the intervention before plastering the house and painting, this to avoid any damage. The resins used are non-toxic, non-flammable and odorless so as to allow the complete performance of any domestic activity.
Besides the interventions of experts to definitively eradicate the problem of humidity, there are gods natural remedies effective and to be kept in mind when we realize we have a problem of this type. An excellent ally against molds is certainly the lemon. To eliminate spots of mold from curtains, fabrics or to disinfect the bathroom you can prepare a mix of lemon and salt: a teaspoon of salt for ½ liter of water. Another good anti-mold mix is a solution of vinegar at 30% with demineralized water to spray on walls.
Do not forget the efficacy of denatured alcohol which, diluted in water, favors the elimination of mold from the upholstery. In the most difficult cases, when the humidity has already settled, it is recommended to try a mix of sodium bicarbonate and hydrogen peroxide: dissolve 2 spoons of sodium bicarbonate and 2 tablespoons of salt in 700 ml of water, finally combine 2 spoons of hydrogen peroxide and shake the contents in a spray.
Practical advice in everyday life
A rule to keep in mind is to dry and clean wet surfaces after we wash, this is because mold is greedy for deposits of organic materials that we unwittingly expel with water splashes on the walls. Another important advice is not to retain water vapor in the house, often created after a shower. So after washing it is advisable to open the windows and oxygenate the air.
We therefore do not underestimate a problem that is increasingly present in both old and poorly maintained homes, and new ones. Do not forget that a healthy home must register a humidity that is around 40-60%. And you, do you have other tips and suggestions for those who find themselves living with this annoying enemy of the house?
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