Long-Term Benefits of Damp Proofing Your Home

With all the clever marketing strategies used to get us as consumers to buy products and services nowadays, we often spend the money before we even see their full benefit.

Damp proofing requires an investment on your part and most of the time you’ll have to trust the experts. In this article, we would like to explain why damp proofing isn’t one of those strategies or gimmicks and how it will benefit you, in the long run, to damp proof your home.

  1. It Will save You Money in the Future

Damp can cause serious structural damage if left untreated. Damp proofing your home will save you the time, effort and money of replacing rotting roof trusses, allowing you to live with a greater level of comfort and security.

  1. It Will Increase the Value of Your Home

Damp is persistent and if not taken care of properly, it will come back again and again. By using professionals like H2nO for damp proofing your home, you will not only increase the value but your buyer will be more comfortable with their purchase.

  1. to Avoid Serious Health Issues Due to Mould

If anyone in your family has issues with asthma or allergies, damp will make it worse. Once you eradicate the mould causing damp, their health will improve significantly.

  1. Your Home Will Look and Smell Better

Not only does mould (caused by damp) smell bad, it looks even worse! If you employ damp proofing in the affected areas, it will allow you to decorate properly. No more trying to cover up your peeling paint.

As you can see damp proofing your home will completely be to your advantage. If you need a quote for damp proofing Johannesburg, get in touch with the team at H2nO today. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are more than happy to assist you.

How to Reduce Humidity in Your Home

As you probably already know, humidity is the main cause of damp in your home. Some signs of high humidity levels include foggy windows, musty odour or your skin feeling sticky. Now you don’t have to live in a rainy area to experience this. There are various reasons why your home could be humid during winter, even if it doesn’t rain.

Below we’ll give you some tips on how you can reduce humidity in your home so you can avoid damp issues in future.

  1. Ventilate Your Home

If you don’t have proper ventilation, there’s nowhere for the moisture in the air to go. This is especially true for the bathroom and kitchen. If you don’t have vent fans, leave the window open (even just a little bit) or use fans to dry out the air.

  1. Be Smart When Cooking

Use your ventilation fan when cooking. Additionally, you can leave the lids on the pots to limit the escaping moisture

  1. Increase the Temperature in Your Home

Humidity decreases whenever the temperature in your home rises. Running the air conditioner will work excellent but can be costly. Alternatively, invest in a gas heater or electric fan heater and run them for short periods of time.

  1. Invest in a Dehumidifier

If you have a humidifier running in your home, turn it off for a while. Additionally, you can use a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in the air. For sufficient circulation, dehumidifiers should be placed away from furniture and walls.

  1. Reduce the Number of Houseplants

Plants release moisture into the air which can increase the humidity levels in your home significantly. Especially if there’s a lot of them. Consider reducing the number of plants you have in your home, or place them outside temporarily.

If you have a damp issue and need a professional to take care of it, you’ve come to the right place. H2nO damp proofing Johannesburg will quickly and effectively find and fix the source of your damp. Give us a call today!