Dealing with moisture problems?
Moisture problems are by far the greatest source of failure within homes across the nation. Our hot humid service area of greater Houston, TX, is no exception. Once moisture infiltrates the various roof and wall cavities materials within begin to break down almost immediately. Moisture problems nearly always spread and worsen, paving the way for mold, mildew, and rot.
Among the worst things to do when you suspect you have a moisture problem within your home is to ignore it. Early detection and action can save you thousands of dollars and spare you from the disruption for repairs. Call an expert, like Home Exterior Systems, and ask them to check your symptoms out. HES will give you peace-of-mind to know what you're dealing with and what it will take to resolve the problems if any are found.
Top Causes of Moisture Problems
Most typically, the primary cause of residential moisture problems is lack of maintenance. Yes, you read that correctly. Even a perfectly build wall requires periodic care such as recaulking and repainting. Just as the elements eventually wear down roofing materials and dry out rubber seals, those elements also dry out and wear down paint and caulk too.
Homes Need Regular Maintenance Too
At least twice per year, you should diligently inspect your attic for signs of moisture. Check all around the home's walls for leaky penetrations such as faucets, AC lines, and electric receptacles and lighting. Inspect all around the windows for dried or cracked sealant and replace it if necessary. Look closely at your paint for chalkiness or peeling, and repaint it as soon as possible. Entry door seals should be replaced if you can see any light or feel any kind of breeze when closed.
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