Tips On Dealing With Wet Walls

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Wet, patchy and moldy walls are a common problem now-a-days. However, it being the norm doesn’t make it less unsightly or unpleasant. It also has a rather horrible way of making even your newly painted home look shabby and uncared for. If you are dealing with this problem, and are looking for tips to help you out, then look no further! Here are a few tips and suggestions on the matter; as suggested by our experts…

Find the cause of the wet wall – if you have patchy, moldy and wet walls, chances are that you might be having some sort of hidden leak or other unwanted water related issue that you are not aware of as well. Do a thorough investigation and find the cause. More often than not, it is due to problems related to the stormwater outlets, leaks on the water tank or heater, or a leak in a garden water outlet. You might want to use a professional to help you check you these out; as it’s not as simple as using stormwater step irons to get down there.

Get rid of the problem – once you’ve made your trip up the sewer ladders  and other potential leak spots, you most probably might have figured out where the moisture is seeping into your walls from. Make sure to get rid of this problem. However, if your problem is not so simple, like having wet soil, then this problem cannot be resolvedonly controlled. Cutting the walls and redoing the plaster can help sometimes; especially if it’s done with the sole purpose of keeping the water out. So try that as well.

Make sure the area is always well ventilated – one of the prime reasons for wet walls, is that the area (or that particular wall) is not receiving sufficient ventilation. You can cut down the chances of wet walls by making sure your home gets plenty of sunlight and ventilation. Make better use of your windows and other air supplies. Trust us, apart from making sure your walls don’t get patchy, this will also make your home feel more welcoming; and even create the illusion of space!

Try to avoid moisture buildup – insulating your walls can sometimes help prevent moisture buildup. This, however, works both ways; so it’s better if you get a professional opinion before carrying out your plans. When possible, avoid drying clothes indoors. Keep your bathroom doors closed when using to avoid the moisture from escaping to other rooms; and the same should be done the for kitchen as well.

Use wet sealing paint – thanks to modern technology, even the simple paint can help you prevent moisture and keep your walls patch free. There are many paints available in today’s market that do just this. Do a proper research and find your local paint brand that works best for this…