Homeowners constantly have to deal with various issues around the house and if you live in a humid environment, you’ve probably had to deal with damp and mould.
Damp isn’t the type of problem you can ignore in the hope that it will go away. It is extremely important to treat a damp problem as soon as you discover it. If not treated immediately, you put yourself and your family’s health at risk.
So you’ve just discovered damp or mould in your home but you’re not sure what to do? Below are three basic steps of getting rid of it quickly and for good.
- The Diagnosis
The first step is to find out what exactly is causing the damp and mould in your home. There are many potential causes but some of the most obvious include damaged roof tiles, leaking gutters, compromised pipes and poor or no damp proofing. By identifying the source of the problem, you can make the required repairs before you move to the next stage – The Treatment.
- The Treatment
There are many products on the market to treat various types of damp. Some types include lateral damp, rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation. You’ll need to know which one you have in order to buy the right products. If you’re not sure about how to treat your damp problem, you should consider hiring a professional like H2nO for your damp proofing in Johannesburg and surrounding areas.
The third and final step is to put prevention measures in place to ensure your damp problem doesn’t return in future. You could do this by improving ventilation in your home – using extractor fans, opening windows and doors, keeping lids on pots while cooking, drying your washing outside and wiping away condensation. In extreme cases, you might want to invest in a dehumidifier.
If you follow these steps you will make the process of discarding your home of damp and mould much more effective. If you need help in ridding your home of damp and mould, get in touch with H2nO for a free quote today!