Filtration of water in garages

Filtration of water in garages

Water filtration in garages is a common problem that can cause significant property damage and jeopardize the safety of stored vehicles. From Humilogic, we will talk about the underlying causes of water filtration in garages, its possible consequences and effective solutions to prevent and remedy this problem.

Causes of water filtration in garages

  • Infiltration through cracks and fissures: cracks in the walls and floor of the garage can allow water to leak from the outside during periods of heavy rain or flooding.
  • Drainage problems: the lack of a proper drainage system can lead to the accumulation of water in the garage, especially in low or poorly drained areas.
  • Condensation: can occur when there is a significant temperature difference between the interior and exterior of the garage, which can result in the accumulation of moisture on the interior surfaces.

Consequences of water filtration in garages

  • Structural damage: water filtration can cause damage to the walls, floors and foundations of the garage, which can compromise the structural integrity of the building in the long term.
  • Mold: excessive moisture in the garage creates a conducive environment for mold growth, which can affect indoor air quality and pose health risks to people living indoors.
  • Corrosion of metals: prolonged contact with water can lead to corrosion of metals, such as metal structures in the garage or stored vehicle components.

Solutions to prevent and remedy water filtration in garages

To prevent and remedy water filtration in garages, it is essential to implement effective measures that address both the underlying causes and consequences of the problem. The first thing you should do is, perform regular inspections on the walls and floor of the garage looking for cracks and fissures, and seal them with suitable waterproofing materials to prevent water from entering from the outside. Moreover, it improves ventilation of the garage to reduce condensation and moisture accumulation. Install additional fans or vents to promote airflow and keep the environment dry.

Another option is to install waterproofing treatments on the interior surfaces of the garage to prevent water infiltration. These treatments will help protect against moisture and structural damage. It is also very important, a proper drainage system, such as gutters and pipes, to direct the water away from the garage and prevent the accumulation of moisture inside.

Health problems from leaks in the garage

Leaks in the garage can lead to a number of health problems, both for residents of the house and for those using the garage space:

  1. Breathing problems: mold in the air can trigger or worsen symptoms in people with asthma, respiratory allergies, and other chronic respiratory conditions.
  2. Respiratory infections: prolonged exposure to mold can increase the risk of developing respiratory infections, such as bronchitis and pneumonia, especially in people with weakened immune systems.
  3. Skin and eye irritation: direct contact with mold or contaminated water in the garage can lead to skin irritation, skin rashes, itching and redness. Similarly, eye contact can cause irritation, itching, redness, and burning.
  4. Unpleasant odors: water leaks can cause stagnant water accumulation and bacteria growth in the garage, which can generate unpleasant and annoying odors. These odors can be irritating and contribute to an uncomfortable indoor environment.

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