Spending money replacing things you already have is frustrating, right? Finding mould growth on your furniture or floors because of damp problems won’t only empty your pockets, but it will affect your health negatively. We’re talking nasal congestion, eye and throat irritation and endless coughing. Or even worse, respiratory illnesses like asthma. There is one simple solution: Damp proofing.
What Causes Damp?
Before we look at how damp proofing can solve your damp issues, let’s look at what causes damp in your home in the first place. In short, excess moisture is the primary cause of damp. Now, there are various types of damp – rising damp, condensation and penetrating damp.
Typically caused by water moving from the ground up through the floor and walls. Prevalent in older buildings where the original damp proof course is damaged or not installed.
Moisture caused by everyday living like cooking, showering or hanging wet washing around your home.
Water enters through the walls due to poor or damaged plumbing. Roof leaks are also a primary culprit for this type of damp.
Signs You Might Have Damp in Your Home
- Damp patches on walls and floors
- Peeling wall paint
- Lifting carpet, tiles or laminate
- White powdery marks on external walls
- Brown stains on interior walls
Damp Proofing Treatment
Getting rid of damp is a process and requires the skills and expertise of trained professionals like HydroStop SA. Depending on the type of damp you’re faced with, a damp proof course and membrane will be administered to the affected area.
Damp can wreak havoc in your home and if you don’t keep an eye out for it, you will pay the price. Get in touch with professional damp proofing specialists in Pretoria for a free quote today!