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About MIX Home Inspections
Certified San Diego Home Inspectors
Michael Robert and Rick are Certified Inspectors with over 3000 inspections in San Diego. All of MIX inspectors are continually updating their knowlegde in the home inspection industry.
Rick Lacey is a prominent developer in Southern California and hold a General Contractors license. His expertise ranges through all stages of construction so you know you are getting a 'Whole House' Inspector.
Michael Robert has worked with some of the best inspectors in San Diego over the past decade. With his vast knowledge of the Real Estate Industry, you can feel comfortable having Michael Robert or Rick as your certifed home inspector.
We inspect houses, large and small, condo's, townhouses, multi-family units and commercial buildings. Call today for a fair price and accurate inspection.
Relative Humidity and Moisture Damage
Mold and condensation problems occur when the relative humidity is too high. Relative humidity is the amount of water vapor in the air compared to the amount the air can hold. Warm air can hold more moisture than cold air. So, if warm air and cold air contain the same amount of moisture, the warm air will have a lower relative humidity. Luckily, San Diego has an average humidity of under 70% and therefore we are looking for water leaks.
Two conditions cause the relative humidity to rise: when the temperature falls or when moisture is added to the air. Cold surfaces, such as windows or the inside of an exterior wall, create localized cold spots which reduce the amount of moisture the air can hold and raise its relative humidity. When water vapor is produced but is not being removed from the house, this, too, will raise the relative humidity.
Mechanical ventilation removes moisture from the house through ducts, so it doesn't have to travel through leaks in the walls, floors, and ceilings where it may hit colder surfaces and condense. Other ways to prevent moisture problems are to make these cold surfaces warmer with insulation; to block moist air from traveling through leaks by air sealing; and to add a vapor retarder to stop the diffusion of moisture through building materials.
Most molds grow at relative humidities of 70% or higher. Mold and mildew are virtually always present. They are not picky eaters and can find a feast in any home. Many building materials (from wood to plastic foam) provide nutrients for molds. When nutrients are combined with adequate moisture, molds can thrive.
You cannot eliminate mold from your home. But you can control the relative humidity to minimize its presence.
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