Protect Your Biggest Investment From Water Damage The Easy Way

Owning a house in South Africa has become a luxury in recent years. Two decades ago, R200 000 would have afforded you a decent 3-bedroom house with a modest yard. In 2019, you’ll have to invest at least R1.5 million for the same house, if not more. Nonetheless, you have to protect your investment no matter how much you pay for it.

Water is considered to be one of the most common causes of damage to any home. Whether it’s caused by faulty plumbing, burst pipes, blocked gutters, damaged shingles or roof leaks, it all results in damp which is bad for your budget as well as your health.

According to insurance companies, roof leaks account for more than half of all claims. An already damaged roof won’t survive a heavy rainstorm, especially if you’re not home to control the damage inside. Ultimately, it will cost you a lot of money to repair or even replace your roof.

Protect Your Home and Belongings from Water Damage by Waterproofing Your Roof

A simple yet efficient solution is roof waterproofing. This process consists of adding a waterproof layer to your roof, making it completely water resistant. Roof repairs are performed before the layer is applied to ensure optimum results.

Waterproofing will protect you from having to replace damaged furniture, flooring or even your entire roof. A rotting roof structure will put your family’s life at risk so aside from the financial benefits, waterproofing ensures the safety of your loved ones.

Regardless of which type of roof you have, HydroStop can assist with your home’s waterproofing needs in Pretoria and surrounding areas. Our many years of experience enable us to offer high-quality, efficient, affordable and reliable waterproofing services to our customers. Get in touch with the team for a free quote today!

Mould Growth On Your Walls And Ceilings? Get Rid Of It For Good

It’s winter in South Africa aka damp and mould season. And, you don’t have to live in Cape Town where it rains in winter to experience mould growth in your home. Damp and mould can be found anywhere there’s excess moisture in the air.

Common Causes of Excess Moisture

Poor ventilation due to closed windows and doors
We get it, it’s cold and South African homes aren’t exactly winter-friendly. But it’s vital to open up a window or two during the day to ventilate your home.

Cooking Without Using the Extraction Fan
Cooking without lids quickly generates moisture and as a daily practice can amount to damp and mould growth pretty fast. Make sure you use the extraction fan or keep lids on to reduce moisture.

Hanging Wet Washing Throughout the House
One way to create an extremely humid environment is to hang wet washing throughout the house. If you don’t have any other option, make sure to open up a window for ventilation.

Not Opening Windows After Taking a Hot Shower or Bath
Again, the key here is to ventilate afterwards. A steamy shower will quickly build up moisture. Look for black spores on the ceiling right above the shower or in the grouting.

There are many other causes for damp and mould growth which includes damaged plumbing and roof leaks. And the longer you leave it, the harder it is to get rid of.

Damp Proof Your Home to Get Rid of Mould for Good

Not only is mould growth unsightly, but it’s also bad for your health. You may find that your allergies are through the roof all of a sudden or you have a skin condition where you haven’t had one before. Mould growth can actually cause respiratory conditions like asthma.

Getting rid of damp and mould isn’t optional. And it isn’t easy. It’s not your average weekend DIY project. A certain level of skill and knowledge is necessary to completely rid your home of it. We strongly advise you to get help from professionals for lasting results.

The team at HydroStop SA takes great pride in offering high-quality, effective and affordable damp proofing services in Pretoria. If you’re interested in a free quote, give us a call today!