Will a Dehumidifier Get Rid of Damp in My Home?

Not enough emphasis is placed on just how serious damp problems are. If you have damp and mould growth in your home, your health could be in serious trouble. Apart from the health-related risks that accompany mould growth, you might have to throw out most of your linen and even some of your furniture. An even bigger issue is that damp can cause structural damage to your home due to rot. Damp and mould growth is no joke and should be taken seriously.

Everyday Causes of Damp in Your Home

Damp is caused condensation produced by various day to day tasks like cooking without, hanging wet laundry inside, taking long hot showers and insufficient ventilation due to closed windows and doors.

Damp can also be caused by improper or non-existent damp proofing during the construction of your property. Any type of moisture build-up is bad and should be dealt with as soon as possible.

How to Get Rid of Damp in Your Home

If you’re wondering whether fixing a damp problem is as simple as investing in a dehumidifier, then we have some bad news. While a dehumidifier might help with condensation created by daily tasks, it will not sort out an existing damp problem like rising or penetrating damp.

To repair those, you’ll need to hire a damp proofing specialist to perform various tasks such as inspecting and determining the type of damp, drilling holes in the affected area, applying a dampproof course, replastering etc.

This process might seem daunting but sorting out your damp problem is key to protect yourself and your loved ones. The team at HydroStop SA isn’t only reliable and affordable but we try to make the process as pleasant for you as possible.

For more information or a quote for damp proofing Johannesburg and surrounds, get in touch with the team today!

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