Damp problems can usually be identified through the visual inspection or by trail of footprints leading to the damp area.
However, how to recognize the damp condition? What signs and clues are you looking for? How frequent do you have to make use of dehumidification?
The obvious answer is that any signs of dampness that can be traced through the visual inspection will lead you to the need to figure out whether it was caused by condensation or by damp that could not be detected earlier.
What tasks can you expect to be performed, in the order in which it is undertaken, to make sure the condition is remedied?
Openings in the house (stairways) can always lead to condensation in these areas.
Condensation in dry wall areas is also a common problem.
The dripping from un-insulated pipes can also be detected but the water will be contained in the wall.
If the problem of condensation is not prevented from happening, it may lead to the invasion of mold that can threaten the health of the residents.
Mold growth is a problem that can endanger the health of the house owner as well as his loved ones since a large number of respiratory diseases can cause infections causing asthma, allergies, shortness of breath and skin diseases.
These diseases are often caused by mold originating largely from water and dirt that would have fallen through the wall supports.
How can you detect if it is time to make use of dehumidification?
If you watch the fabric in the windows you can easily tell if there is a lot of condensation occurring.
The water builds up in the immediate outer area around the windows, and if these pipes are not insulated, there is a huge possibility that leaks at the window may be supplying the condensation to the drywall.
If the window coverings are lending any of the water out, then the problem in your house is replacing the fabrics or re-carpeting the area as a precautionary measure.