Tuesday, September 10, 2019

How to avoid Humidity in Walls

Just as it is so important to have the right material when in a construction site, so it is to the keep the structure in perfect condition so it remains in time. In our everyday, we perform a series of activities that might cause humidity on walls; this affects the structure and the people living in it.

Humidity creates fungus and mold that cause infections and allergies, which, in turn, creates respiratory affections if not treated on time. It also produces bad smell, the painting on the wall falling and from the frieze, and even damaging the floors. This happens due to the many activities we do on our everyday like taking a shower, the vapor produced when we are cooking the food, when we are doing the dishes and doing the laundry, when hanging the clothes, and when ironing the clothes. All these activities produce humidity in our every spaces.

Little or no ventilation, the inadequate position of the air conditioners, and a bad insulation contributes as well to the apparition of humidity. To avoid this problem, Construcciones Yamaro gives you some advices to keep every space in perfect conditions:

1. - Open the Windows: The regular use of the air conditioner or long absences during most of the day can difficult the opening of the windows. When windows are open regularly, it keeps the air flowing through every corner of the house, and keeps everything dry.
2. - Use a DIY Dehumidifier: Have one of these to reduce and to control the humidity of the space, especially during the summer.
3. - Dry the Bathroom Doors: After taking a shower, you have to dry the tiles, the door or shower curtains to avoid humidity take the space. Likewise, you should do a thorough cleaning with chlorine or bleach every other week.

4. - Do not hang Clothes in closed spaces: When you are doing the laundry, you have to hang it on a surface at the open like the yard. Try not to hang clothes in closed spaces.
5. - Fixed the Broken Pipes: If you notice you have a leak, solve the problem immediately. Then dry the floor and wall affected, and clean them with a bleach solution.
6. - Use waterproof painting: It will prevent humidity to stick on the walls.
7. - Use Homemade solutions: Sodium bicarbonate can absorb humidity as well being antibacterial. That is why it is recommend to eliminate the stubborn humidity stains. Scrub the surface with the product, let it rest, and then use a cloth or a brush.