Water is a wonderful thing. Up to 60% of the human body consists of it. It is needed to keep the earth alive, to grow food and to sustain human (and animal) life. We simply can’t live without it.
Water is also powerful and dangerous, especially if not controlled. Which is why it’s vital to control the amount of water allowed in your home. Below are three reasons to consider roof waterproofing today.
Damp Causes Mould Which Can Make You Sick
Nothing good happens in dark, moist conditions. Not only is it breeding ground for pests, but it’s also perfect conditions for mould growth. Mould spores are black in colour and is a type of fungi that plays a major part in the earth’s ecosystem.
Inhaling mould spores is proven to cause inflammation in the airways which lead to coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and nasal congestion. Prolonged exposure to mould growth can cause chronic respiratory illnesses like asthma and reduce lung function.
Water Can Damage Your Belongings
If you have a roof leak, water will seep into your home and sooner than later you will witness signs of water damage. This can be evident in your flooring, walls and even your furniture and end up costing you thousands of rands to repair or replace. Waterproofing your roof will eliminate the probability of roof leaks, thus protect your belongings from water damage for the foreseen future.
Moisture Can Compromise the Structure of Your Property
We’ve mentioned the damage water can do to your belongings but if you were to ignore (or were completely unaware of) your water leak, it could compromise your property’s structure. Roof trusses may become sponge-like and eventually collapse, putting your family’s life in danger. Added to that, roof replacements are extremely expensive. Contact HydroStopSA for waterproofing in Johannesburg today.