Comment la fonte des neiges peut elle affecter la maison et lhumidite Benjel

Comment la fonte des neiges peut elle affecter la maison et lhumidite Benjel

The melting snow marks the start of spring. This can be a real challenge for our homes. The melting snow leaves behind a considerable amount of water. Sometimes it is not properly channelled. This can cause serious damage.

Water seepage from roofs and walls

Melted snow runs onto the roof of the house. Sometimes the roof is not properly sealed. Water then seeps into the house. The problem may be due to missing tiles. Cracks in the roof also let liquid through. The same applies to cracks in the walls.

Flooding from the basement

Melted snow creates an influx of water around the house. If the drainage system is ineffective, liquid accumulates around the foundations. This then enters the basement. Poorly sealed foundation walls also exacerbate this problem.

Mould growth

Excessive damp encourages the growth of mould. Mould is particularly harmful inside the home. It invades damp surfaces in particular:

  • Walls
  • Ceilings
  • Carpets;
  • Air ducts.

Mould can cause health problems. It also causes long-term damage to the house.

How can you detect damp in your home?

Here are some signs to look out for:

  • Appearance and smell of damp: a musty or musty smell, as well as damp stains or mould in the house, may indicate damp problems;
  • Feeling of dampness in the air: if the air inside the house seems more humid than usual, this may indicate excess humidity;
  • Condensation on windows: condensation on windows is a sign that the relative humidity inside the house is too high;
    Deformations in walls and ceilings: excessive humidity can cause damage such as cracks or deformations in walls and ceilings;
  • Respiratory problems or allergies: if the occupants of the house suddenly suffer from respiratory problems or allergies, this may be due to the presence of mould caused by damp.

Conclusion: Call in a professional!You’ve detected excessive damp in your home.

What can you do about it?  The best thing to do is to call in a professional like us. At Benjel, we will assess the extent of the damage. We will recommend the corrective measures to be adopted. This prevents the situation from getting worse. We also carry out in-depth inspections. Finally, we make sure you return to a healthy environment.