Dampness in the home should never be ignored as it can cause some serious damage to the overall structure of your home. While there are a variety of factors that can lead to dampness, the fact is you will need to find out exactly what the causes are before you can even start to think on how to get rid of dampness. Always remember that if you are thinking of trying any sort of cure that involves opening up external walls or fitting in new damp-proof coatings, should be left to the experts for your own safety.
- You will need to be observant on where the leaks are coming from
Most common causes of dampness is water seepage either through a leaking pipe or something else. The liquid will start seeping through the walls and your point of indication is the patches of dampness in the walls. Most of the time, if the water seepage is in the walls, then there is a pipe leaking on the other side of it. You should first try to eliminate the source of the water if you want to get rid of dampness there.
If you see indication of mold then chances are the water has been leaking for a long time there so you should concentrate your efforts on these particular areas first.
- Try using a dehumidifier
If your dampness isn’t coming from a broken pipe, then you may just have experiencing some humid weather. However, the more humid the weather is, the more liquid hat is contained in the air will start to collect in your home. First, try to see if you can smell any stink that comes from dampness anywhere in your home. If you have a basement or a walk-in closet, this is where the dampness can most commonly be found.
When buying a dehumidifier, you need to understand that there is no such thing as a ‘one size fits all’ solution as depending on the space you need to dehumidify, certain sizes of machinery and power may be required. If you are thinking of dehumidifying your office space, you may need a machine that is bigger than the smallest one that the shop has.
- Prevention is always better than cure
If you have a leaky pipe, dampness in the home from the air or mold growing in your house, this is the time you need to act and fast! Think about how you can stop the water at the source as this is one of the best ways to get rid of dampness in your office, home or other affected spaces.