A smelly bathroom is one of the most common things people complain about when staying in hotels or going to restaurants in Portugal.
If the problem is in your own home the effects are even worse because you have to live with it.
If that was not bad enough when visitors use the bathroom it can be very embarrassing.
There are 2 causes of a smelly bathroom if we suppose that you do indeed keeping it clean.
1, In about 20% of cases that we encounter the smell is caused by sewerage gas getting back into the bathroom. The good news is that this can be fixed for good for a couple of hundred Euros.
2, This accounts for the other 80% of cases. Humidity in the most common reason. Humidity caught in the bathroom either from normal bathroom use such as bathing and showers or leaking pipes. If the humidity in the air and the water on the surfaces is not got rid of quickly then you will deffinatly get a bad smell.
Why is this ? because water on its own has no smell and distilled water “steam” is even more pure than tap water !!!
What happens is – The water/moisture allows micro-organisms and moulds to grow. They love a warm, wet bathroom environment and it is their waste products and spores that produce the awful smell.
It is a very serious issue in fact The World Health Organization have prepared a paper on the problem. You can read it via this link.
Thankfully we have the solution to your damp smelly bathroom.
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Keeping out the rain in central Portugal
Keeping out the rain in central Portugal. Fortunately we don’t have a lot of rain in Portugal.
Just enough to grow the crops and make things green for most of the year.
We do however also have just enough to make your home damp and susceptible to wet and dry rot.
The issue is that if certain materials in the fabric of your home become wet on a regular basis they will become infected with spores of the dry rot fungus.
This will spread thought any slightly humid areas of brick or stone feeding on any wood in its path.
Not soggy wet wood but wood that gets damp on a regular basis. Take the example were a roof tile has slipped out of position due to a roof joist bending because of age or wood worm The rain falls onto the roof joist and then onto the ceiling below where it pools and soaks into the untreated wood.
The heat from the room below created the very best of habitat for wet rot to multiply. If there is enough rain it can run down the walls and soak into the first floor and plaster. Now we have a recipe for disaster. The roof, ceiling and floor over time will collapse. It is surprising just how quick things escalate to this level of problem.
It’s easy to fix at a price but far better to act quickly and save the headache!
If you think that you may have an issue with wet or dry rot please contact us for a chat on 00351 967 922 513 or Skype casteloconstruction or firstname.lastname@example.org