Solving damp problems

Humedad por condensación en la ventana

Solving problems caused by humidity forming inside the home through condensation and and poor ventilation.

Excess humidity in homes is a problem that may be more common than you would imagine. Everyday activities that take place in our homes, showering, washing and drying clothes, cooking ... these are all sources of humidity that generate from five to ten litres of water vapour every day. In older houses poor insulation lets the cold and damp seep in from outside leading to damage to paint on walls, to furniture and to metal objects. In modern homes the insulation ensures that the house is sealed much better which keeps the humidity from escaping to the exterior. In this type of house it is common to find stains behind furniture, in window mouldings and in corners or wardrobes. The cost of all of this damage may reach significant amounts if you don’t take care of your home and try to prevent the things that cause excess humidity.

If there is a high level of humidity in your home the first step is to eliminate all materials that can absorb and store humidity, carpets, curtains, ... and replace them with materials that are less porous. Ventilating for fifteen minutes a day during the period of maximum sunlight is a good idea. Check that the extraction system in your kitchen and bathroom are clean and working correctly. Leave a small space between furniture and the wall so that air can circulate. This will help to prevent the formation of mildew. In modern homes it is advisable to leave a window slightly ajar so that fresh air can enter the house and water vapour can exit. In all cases we also recommend the use of dehumidifiers in areas of the home which may be more likely to be affected by excess humidity, such as the bathroom and the kitchen. These are a good idea for the bedroom since respiration also creates humidity. Eliminating and controlling humidity in your home is essential for preventing problems in the future.

How do HUMYDRY products work?

Without electricity or batteries.

When humidity levels reach 45% or more, the granulate absorbs excess humidity and collects it in the form of liquid...

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