There are three main sources of moisture in a home:
#1 Air Leakage
Air carries moisture into the home through walls, roofs and floors and can have damaging effects on your home. Uncontrolled airflow through these areas of the home not only carries moisture, but it can also account for a huge portion of a home’s energy use and can cause indoor air quality problems.
#2 Diffusion Through Materials
This is a process by which vapor spreads or moves through materials caused by a difference in water vapor pressure. An example of this is when the soil becomes saturated and moisture enters the crawlspace through the walls by vapor diffusion. Installing a vapor barrier can help reduce the amount of moisture that makes its way into the crawl space and into the rest of the home.
#3 Internally Generated
A family of four produces on average two pints of water an hour, or up to 25 pints of water a day, simply by washing dishes, taking showers, cooking, and breathing.
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