5 Things You Can Do This Summer to Protect Your Home from Damp

Summer is here which means it’s rainy season for most parts of South Africa. While the rain is welcome it also means that you have to take extra care to keep water out of your home. Gauteng is popular for its short, heavy thunderstorms but these storms can wreak havoc and eventually leave you with damp in your home as a result.

But don’t fret, there are some precautions you can take to minimise the likelihood of damp and mould in your home this summer.

  1. Open Your Windows

Especially in your bathroom when showering, your kitchen when cooking and your laundry room when the tumble drier is running. The moisture created by these actions need to go somewhere so either open your windows or install a vent.

  1. Run Your Air Conditioner

Air conditioners are known to dry out the air. So if your home feels super humid, and your budget allows for it, run your aircon. If your budget doesn’t allow, consider investing in a dehumidifier.

  1. Fix Any Roof Leaks

The last thing you need is for water to leak into your roof. Not only will it ruin your ceiling it will damage your roof’s structure. Eventually, mould growth will spread which can be harmful to your health.

  1. Clean out Your Gutters

Gutters can easily get clogged up with leaves and other debris and when it rains, the water needs to go somewhere. That somewhere will be inside your roof. And as we’ve explained before, water in your roof should be avoided at all costs.

  1. Cook Outside

While cooking with your lids on and running the extractor fan is effective, it’s more fun to cook outside. It’s summer after all and what better way to celebrate it than with a braai.

If you have a damp problem you need assistance with, get in touch with H2nO Damp Proofing Specialists in Johannesburg for a free quote today!


Damp Proofing Doesn’t Have to Cost You an Arm and a Leg: Here’s How

The internet is full of DIY damp proofing tutorials and while some of them might be effective, most aren’t. This isn’t because they don’t work. This is because you’re not a damp proofing specialist and damp proofing isn’t your day job. It’s true, damp proofing isn’t exactly brain surgery but a fair amount of skill is needed to get rid of damp in your home for good.

If you think that hiring a professional for damp proofing is expensive, we’re here to tell you, it doesn’t have to be. Now, we’re not saying you should hire the contractor with the cheapest quote. That’s never a good idea. We’re saying that you should hire the contractor that offers the best value for money. And if they happen to offer the best price, then you win!

Here’s How You Can Save Money When Damp Proofing Your Home

  1. Act as Soon as You Notice Damp or Mould

It is vital to act the moment you suspect a damp problem. If you don’t you could risk extensive damage to your home’s structure which means it will cost you a boatload to repair or even replace. Rising damp will ruin your walls, flooring and even your furniture which you’ll need to replace.

  1. Hire H2nO to Damp Proof Your Home

H2nO is a reliable and affordable damp proofing specialist in Johannesburg. With the needed experience and a professionally trained team, there’s no doubt that you will get the most out of your money and your damp will be taken care of for good. Not convinced? Look through our gallery or even speak to a few of our many satisfied clients.

Don’t pay more than you have to by hiring inexperienced contractors or going the DIY route. Get in touch with the team at H2nO for a free consultation and quote today!

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