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moisture prone houses in winter

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The winter air in my area is really dry and sucks moisture out of everything, including musty basements. Lately I've been thinking about how winter time can mask moisture problems in certain houses.

Have you ever thought this way? What do you think and do say anything to clients about it?

You could always say, "winter time can mask moisture problems in certain houses."

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If you know where and how to look, you can surmise if there are problems. Winter can be tricky, but not that tricky. There's a reason it's called Building Science and not Building Conjecture.

I agree. This is one of those areas where you could miss something important if you're rushing through an inspection. Just because the basement smells ok now does not mean it will when the summer's humidity returns.

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