This Is What Happens When You Ignore Your Damp Problem

Too many homeowners and renters ignore seemingly minor issues on their property. A small leak might be a sign of something bigger and a musty smell isn’t something you can cure by simply adding air fresheners.

Similar to our bodies, we have to look beyond the symptoms and look for the root cause of the problem. By ignoring it, you are guaranteed to have a bigger problem on hand when you let time pass. If you ignore your damp problem, for example, one or more of the following will happen.

Chronic Health Issues

Damp in your home is the primary cause of mould growth. While mould might seem harmless, other than the fact that it’s unsightly, it’s really making you sick. That’s right! Coughing, wheezing, eye and skin irritations are all symptoms of mould growth. In fact, if you don’t do something about the mould growth, you could end up with asthma, or even worse, lung failure.

Ruined Furniture, Walls and Floors

Nothing frustrates me more than having to replace things I already had. Mould ruins your furniture and floors while leaving stains on your walls. Your paint might even peel and leave you with a big eyesore. Ignoring your damp problem will cost you money you might not have.

Decreased Property Value

If your property is riddled with damp and mould growth, do you think potential buyers would be interested in making an offer? Definitely not if it means they have to fork out extra money because you ignored a big problem like damp. They might wonder what else have you neglected on your property.

Contrary to popular belief, damp proofing can be affordable if you use the right contractor. At HydroStop, we are passionate about offering our clients the best value for money. That means you’ll get outstanding service from seasoned professionals at exceptional rates.

Looking for damp proofing specialists in Pretoria and surrounds? Give us a call for a free quote today!

Protect Your Roof And Extend Its Lifespan With This Simple Trick

Houses in South Africa has become expensive in the last decade, don’t you think? But even if they didn’t, you’d still want to look after them, right?


Your home’s roof takes most of the beating by mother nature and has to withstand rain and hail storms as well as strong winds. And sometimes it fails to perform this task, leaving you with a leak that leads to damp and mould in your home.


But, what if I told you that you will never have to deal with roof leaks ever again? That you have the power to extend your roof’s lifespan by many years. It’s true — waterproofing your roof is a simple solution for a very complex problem.

Roof Waterproofing Pretoria: Protect Your Roof Against the Elements

It has been proven again and again that roof waterproofing can effectively protect any type of roof. And your roof will last so much longer if protected by a water-resistant layer.

As specialists in concrete roofs, tiled roofs, basements, insulated boarded roofs, parapet/retaining walls, IBR and corrugated roofs, we have the knowledge and the tools needed to successfully make your roof water-resistant, no matter the type. And to add more benefit to our customers, we offer a 10-year guarantee on all our waterproofing and damp proofing services.  If that doesn’t give you peace of mind, nothing will.

5 Good Reasons to Consider Waterproofing Your Roof Right Now


  • Brown stains/spots on your ceiling due to water accumulation caused by a leak
  • Water stains on interior walls and salt stains on exterior walls
  • Mould growth because of damp
  • Water pouring into your home during rainstorms
  • Preventative measure

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to protect your home against the elements and spending money on waterproofing your roof as a preventative measure. For reliable and affordable waterproofing specialists in Pretoria, get in touch with HydroStop today.