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Confused by strange brown stains on the inside walls, did this corner always feel cold or smell strange musty near a window? It could get in damp.

This danger is often a mystery to many of us. It often exists independently of other, more well-known moisture issues such as failed moisture histories and mold-causing condensation.

“If you’ve found damp spots on your walls, it may be due to moisture penetrating,” says Nicholas Donnithorne, technical service manager at Rentokil Property Care in the UK. “It is the common name for moisture problems that arise when rainwater gets into the interior of your home through defects in the building structure.”

Here’s some expert advice on where to look, what to look for, and when to call

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