Moisture diagnosis, essential to know how to deal with the problem


Humidity is a real scourge, both for the house and for its occupants. As soon as you notice stains, blisters, or even mold on the walls or the ceiling, it is therefore essential to contact a specialist without delay. To provide a tailor-made solution to permanently clean up the home, this expert must first carry out a humidity diagnosis. Let’s find out together, what this analysis consists of, the signs that should alert, and what are the solutions that make it possible to eradicate humidity in the long term.

What is a humidity diagnosis?

It’s about an analysis that allows you to check the humidity level in your home and identify the cause of the problem. The humidity diagnosis is therefore the expertise essential to set up a personalized action plan.

The specialist arrives at the customer’s home on appointment in order to carry out the humidity diagnosis. He goes to all the rooms that present a problem. It probes very humid areas with state-of-the-art equipment and immediately identifies the source of moisture problems. He then presents his client with a possible solution, which is to say entirely personalized to his case.

He then establishes a quote very detailed, post by post. This estimate (free and without obligation) therefore specifies the cause (s) of the humidity problems, all the work to be done for a final result, their duration, their cost, and is accompanied by the certified humidity diagnosis. The customer, therefore, has all the cards in hand to budget for the operation. Work can only begin after the signature of the contract. At the end of the work, the customer receives a guarantee and then the professional carries out a control visit to check that everything has been done.

Why do we have to tackle humidity problems as quickly as possible?

Humidity is the root of many problems. It is detrimental to the construction, the furniture, the layout because, in the absence of treatment, it causes irremediable damage. It leads to bad smells and also endangers the health occupants of a house or apartment. Indeed, it causes respiratory ailments. It is therefore an important problem that should not be taken lightly.

Excess humidity can be suspected when the following signs are observed:

  • The appearance of condensation on the coldest areas of the home. It can be detected by the presence of mist on the windows for example,
  • Stains on the ceiling, the walls, the floor,
  • Molds as much on the frame as in the cupboards, on clothes, furniture …,
  • Blisters on paintings,
  • Degradation of coatings,
  • Saltpeter on the frame,
  • Difficulties in heating the home …

It is very important to act as quickly as possible to avoid health concerns. In fact, humidity causes the occurrence of mold. However, these fungi can cause allergies, and in the most serious cases, chronic diseases such as bronchopulmonary diseases. You should also know that dust mites abound in an excessively humid atmosphere. And these parasites have extreme allergenic power.

Having a humidity diagnosis carried out by an expert is the only solution to eliminate this problem permanently and make the home healthier.

How to deal with a humidity problem in the house?

Once the humidity diagnosis has been made, the specialist can set up a real protocol to make the problem disappear permanently. The solution may be to treat the ambient air or to treat the walls.

For clean the air, the diagnostician can advise his client to use one of the following means:

  • The sanitation station: a device that allows you to control the humidity and temperature, filter the ambient air, and purify it. It should be installed in rooms with excessive humidity. A sanitation station is a solution that is needed in rooms with an average surface area not exceeding 25 m².
  • The air handling unit: recommended for cleaning up a damp space with an area greater than 25 m². This device removes interior condensation and consequently eliminates bad odors and eradicates allergens. The ambient air is therefore healthier. A central unit renews the air every 90 minutes by sucking in the outside air and then pulling it inside.
  • The dehumidifier comes in different sizes so that we can adopt this solution for the private sector or for the professional field. It is for example the device to be installed in a room which houses a spa or a swimming pool, in a basement converted into a living room, or even in offices, a shop …

All these solutions do not require any work, are simple to use, have a high level of efficiency, and, in addition, allow heating savings since the indoor air is much less humid. Their price can be obtained quotation.

In the case of infiltration, the diagnostician can also proceed to wall treatment of the house, the latter being real sponges. However, if we do not treat, humidity ends up destroying them. The different processes are as follows:

  • The application of the surface treatment on the facades, such as a waterproofer or a moisture blocker which also acts on the saltpeter,
  • The casing, which is ideal for waterproofing buried walls and putting an end to water infiltration,
  • The injection of a water repellent such as for example a silicone emulsion in the walls above ground and which represents a means of basic treatment against rising damp, the results of which are immediate on water infiltration. This allows us to create a completely waterproof barrier but also to dry out the walls. Moreover, there is a considerable drop in the residual moisture content of the treated walls.

After such treatments, the walls are sanitized and the home no longer represents a danger to human health.

Do not hesitate to contact an expert in humidity diagnosis to know the source of the problems observed at home. Serious professionals who have great expertise in this field also offer a free initial diagnosis, which is essential to provide a personalized solution.


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