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Everything you Need to Know About Water Ingress

Water Ingress

Water ingress, also known as infiltration, is the process of water entering a structure or area that it is not meant to occupy. This can be caused by a variety of sources such as heavy rainfall, rising groundwater levels, flooding, or even plumbing leaks. It’s important to understand why water ingress occurs and the steps you can take to prevent it in order to protect your property and belongings from damage.

What Causes Water Ingress?

Water ingress can be caused by a variety of sources such as heavy rainfall, rising groundwater levels, flooding, or even plumbing leaks. Poorly maintained drainage systems are also one of the most common causes of water ingress because they allow excess water to enter the building due to blockages or cracks in the pipes or drains. Without adequate drainage systems in place, any amount of water that enters the building will remain there for an extended period of time.

The Effects Of Water Ingress

Water ingress has a number of effects on your property and possessions. If left untreated for an extended period of time it can lead to structural damage such as mould growth on walls and ceilings, corrosion of metal fixtures and fittings, weakened foundations and floors, wood rot in furniture and other wooden items, and electrical faults due to dampness from moisture seeping into the wiring. Additionally, water ingress can cause long-term health issues if breathing in mould spores becomes a regular occurrence over time.

Conclusion

Water ingress is an issue that should not be taken lightly when it comes to protecting your home or business premises from damage and long-term health risks associated with mould growth due to dampness. Regular maintenance checks should be carried out on drainage systems for any signs of blockages or cracks while waterproof membranes should also be applied around external doors and window frames as an extra layer of protection against water infiltration during periods of heavy rainfall or flooding events. By taking these proactive steps now you’ll have peace of mind knowing that your property is safe from potential damages due to water ingress in the future!

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