In Summer, in order to try to cover some of the expenses, I decided to rent the house out, and surprise, surprise, I started to receive complaints from the tenants saying that the house smelled musty, and the paint was beginning to peel off in some places.
In September I visited the house and unfortunately had to verify that the complaints were indeed justified.
I called the painters again and they told me that in the Estepona area a large percentage of the houses have dampness problems, and that I had to ventilate the house often, and they would remove the paint again, repaint with an initial layer of anti-dampness paint, add another layer of paint, and the problem would be solved.
Problem solved – or so I thought.
In November 2016 torrential rains and floods hit Estepona, and I returned to visit the house again. I could have almost had a heart attack when I saw the walls black with mould, the furniture dripping with moisture, and the upholstery and household linen rotten – it truly was a disaster.
I had to start again! So I had new ceilings built, installed air conditioners with a dehumidifier function which functioned 24 hours, and also bags that absorb moisture, and I started painting the house again.
Within a month the paint hung from the ceilings like stalactites, the white paint at the bottom of the walls had turned black, and the smell of mould was unbearable.
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, I THOUGHT – I HAVE TO SELL THE HOUSE !!
Discouraged, I started surfing the internet looking for imaginative solutions, where I came across a forum on which a man who works in Ventilairsec explained how treating the walls, and installing a VMI device is the solution to dampness problems.
I thought, this must be another ‘miracle’ solution, but really, I had nothing to lose.
I sent an email to Humilogic and a few days later, Mr. Carles Rodríguez contacted me and coincidentally they have a headquarters here in Marbella. He suggested that he carry out a diagnosis of the various types of dampness in the house, the walls that would have to be treated, and said that if I sent him the house plans, he could identify the ideal location and the correct level of power required by the appliance for my home.
Fed up with the problem, I sent him the data he required and it took about ten days. After which, I received very detailed plans explaining the different treatments that would have to be carried out in each wall, and the machine required in order to remove the humidity and dampness, and renew and filter the air in the house continuously. Quite frankly, I thought it was a very professional summary and proposal, so I gave them the go ahead.
After a month, the result was incredible, there was no trace of dampness and it felt as if I was inhaling pure air in the house, fantastic! In addition, they left the house in an impeccable state, with the sockets in their correct places, the walls painted, and the furniture in its place, everything was perfect. This really is as good as it gets!!!
Several years have passed and my humidity and dampness nightmare is a mere memory.
Choosing Humilogic, has sincerely been the best investment I have made in my house. I feel so grateful that if you would like to speak personally with me, please ask Carlos for my phone number and contact me, because I wish I had found this company before, it would have saved me a lot of money and countless headaches. “Richard Vescovi Leblon”