Trusting your senses is a little more difficult than you may think. It's easy to spot potentially serious water and moisture intrusion problems with your eyes, but what if its hidden? Do you know what smells to search for? Are you aware of sounds you shouldn't be hearing all day? We have answers that will guide you in discovering any moisture issues in your home.
Trust Your Senses to Discover Water Intrusion in Your Foundation
Do You Smell Mold?
When water intrusion becomes a problem in your home's foundation, you may begin to notice unpleasant smells, such as dank and musty. These smells are due to mold and wood rot infiltrating your basement or crawl space. If you or anyone in your family has asthma or mold allergies, they may be having a hard time breathing.
Can You Hear Your Dehumidifier?
If you can hear your dehumidifier running all the time, there is definitely a problem. The relative humidity in your home is much too high if you are having to run your dehumidifier all day and night. Not only is it not solving your moisture problems, but it's also significantly increasing your energy bills.
Does it Feel Unpleasant?
Does your basement or crawl space feel extremely damp, musty, or humid during warm months? Can you feel the first floor/crawlspace ceiling bowing or sagging as you walk? if your shop vac is so heavy with water after every rain, it's time you contact a professional. Leaving moisture issues to persist year-long will allow problems to worsen and possibly make your home unsafe to live in.