What to Do When You Find Damp in Your Home

As you might already know, damp is a serious problem that if not treated quickly can have serious consequences and put your family’s health at risk.


So if you’ve found damp and mould in your home and you’re not sure what to do, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Unless you are a trained professional, you simply won’t know how to treat damp to effectively get rid of the problem. That’s why we’ve decided to help you out with some useful advice.

Below are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to mould and damp.


  1. Fix it yourself

While it might seem like the more cost-effective and convenient option, it might not be the best thing to do. A trained professional will have the knowledge to identify the cause and know the way forward when it comes to treatment. If you don’t want your damp problem to return, it is advised to get a professional for the job.


  1. Act Fast

Don’t leave it for another day! The truth is that damp causes mould growth which affects the air quality in your home and end up making your family sick. Eczema and respiratory problems are just some of the issues you can expect.

The other problem is that damp could affect the structure of your home by weakening roof trusses. This means you risk the chance of your roof collapsing which will set you back thousands of rands to fix.

  1. Determine the Cause

In order to effectively treat the damp, you need to determine the cause. Damp can be caused by excess moisture in the air or the way the building was built. A damp proofing specialist like Hydrostop SA in Pretoria will be able to identify the cause as well as the best treatment plan to get rid of the damp for good.

  1. Get in Touch with Hydrostop SA

If you’re not sure of what to do or you need a quote for damp proofing your home, we are more than happy to help. Give us a call today!

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