If you think that damp is nothing more than unsightly, you couldn’t be more wrong. While damp in itself isn’t harmful, it’s the repercussions of damp that are dangerous.
Mould caused by damp can be detrimental to your health and that of your family. It can start with less severe issues like skin irritations and allergic reactions and quickly turn into serious respiratory problems like asthma.
If you choose to ignore damp, you could be faced with a serious illness as well as spending thousands of rands to fix it.
Why Is Mould Bad?
So we already know that damp causes mould and that mould is bad for your health. But why? Mould releases dangerous and toxic spores into the air which can even be lethal in some cases. Even more so if you have small children or older people in your home.
Effects of Sleeping in a Damp Room
Due to the number of hours spent sleeping, we are more exposed to mould which is worst for our health than taking a quick shower in a bathroom with mould growth.
According to recent research, if there’s mould present in a child’s bedroom, the likelihood of developing asthma is increased. The more mould present, the higher the risk.
How to Get Rid of Damp
There are various types of damp such as rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation. The treatment will depend on the type of damp present in your home. A quick survey done by damp proofing experts in Pretoria will help you determine which treatment plan will be most effective.
In most cases, ventilation will be recommended adjacent treatment to prevent damp in future since this will reduce the build-up of moisture.
If you need more information about the treatments we offer at Hydrostop SA or you urgently need help to get rid of damp in your home, get in touch with the team for an obligation free quote.