Damp mould and humidity problems solved. Costa del Sol & Inland Andalusia
It may seem strange that in this fair weathered country humidity, mould and even damp can be a major problem, yet it is said that one in three properties suffer from it, So why is this and how do we go about dealing with it.
The problem starts with high humidity. The official average humidity for the coastal and inland regions is 65.8 which means once the temperature reaches 26 degrees we have high humidity alert. During warmer months, we can easily reach 30 plus degrees and humidity can reach 80 plus degrees, you can see that would put us in danger zone, if not emergency.
Such an environment is bad for our health, but perfect for propagation of mould spores.
So is it a simple matter of a wipe down with bleach, or a paint over, in short, no. Once mould spores enter your home, they infect everywhere, as they become airborne.
Treating the visible black areas only makes the spores release more toxins into the air, therefore increasing the problem. To eradicate it most be done professionally and the source of the problem solved so you gain a permanent solution.
We have a full range of Air Purification units that will solve the problem easily and quickly for ever.
Rising damp can become a major home and health hazard. A damp saturated wall can loose up to 50% of its load bearing ability. Many modern properties have large under-builds which are riddled with damp and water penetration. We have the necessary expertise to make them dry and usable.
We sometimes find ourselves undertaking surveys for work that was undertaken by contractors and has failed to stop the problem. It seems in many cases, contractors first response to a damp problem is injection. Fluid injection in spain has very little chance of being successful, due to the way a property is constructed. Damp proofing fluids have to be pressure injected in the mortar line so it can migrate laterally. Construction in Spain does not have an straight lateral mortar line, it is more random, as the load bearing is in the structural piers. Just drilling holes in a wall and pumping fluid in, is likely to do more damage than help, especially in stone and rubble buildings as in old properties. Play safe and get a professional survey with BMT by filling in the form below.
Lateral Damp & Water Leakage
Damp can also be a result of leaking plumbing which maybe a small pipe leakage to a major loss of water and need to be found urgently.
Lateral damp can also be a major problem in under-builds, especially when left unchecked as in the photo and will eventually effect the whole property.
We have the necessary expertise to undertake such work and make the rooms dry and usable
Sometimes, mould and damp is not a problem related to water penetration or capillary damp, it can be air related, ie heavy moisture saturated air, a problem in most warm climate countries. It is important that this is correctly diagnosed if it is to be treated correctly and we have the necessary equipment to undertake this.
Many times it is just a case of installing a air balancing unit which will take care of the matter permanently.
We also have specialised air balancing units for home with indoor swimming pools.
Salt acid attack
Attack of hygroscopic salt acids is often first identified where the paint is flaking on internal or external walls. No matter how many times you scrape off the flaking paint, give it a few months and the problem returns. Eventually the plasterwork become soft and spongy. If left unchecked it will migrate around the complete room about 0.8 of a meter off the floor and gently eat its way into the wall structure. Hygroscopic salts are so often misdiagnosed as a rising damp problem. We have been called out on a number of occasions to undertake reports after work has been done by so called damp professionals, who have undertaken a complete wall injection throughout the property, yet the salts still returned. Misdiagnoses is an expensive mistake for the property owner. Get it right first time, book a survey with BMT, it's free and without obligation.
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