Many wall coverings that are applied in residential and commercial settings are made of non-permeable materials. While this may seem like a non-issue as it pertains to creating an aesthetically pleasing space, problems can occur when the wall coverings are applied in humid environments.
When a room has high humidity or is subjected to regular moisture, non-permeable wall coverings can trap moisture, ultimately promoting the growth of mold and mildew on the wall itself. Over time, this mold and mildew growth becomes a problem in and of itself. The best way to address this issue before it ever becomes an ongoing problem is with micro-venting.
Micro-venting is the act of adding tiny perforations to the wall covering of choice, allowing moisture to pass through the material and allowing for better airflow. Micro-venting is small enough to be undetectable by the human eye, and it won’t affect and coloration or decorative patterns on the wall covering material. Micro-venting can be customized to the material, which includes using specific hole sizes and a different concentration of holes per square inch. You can test for the effectiveness of micro-venting in a room by using several different types of standard moisture detection tests.
It is advisable to work with a company that provides perforating services to ensure your wall covering is accurately perforated and will achieve the results you require for your residential or commercial application. At IPS Perforating, Inc., we can offer a number of custom perforating solutions, including micro-venting, to meet your needs. Reach out to us today to learn more about our services!