Damp problems in South Africa is more common than you think. Especially in older buildings where the damp proof course is non-existent due to damage or if it was never installed.
Ignoring small damp patches or dark mould on the walls might seem like a small thing. But, these are signs that mould is present in your home. The excess moisture might escalate and lead to more serious issues later on. Below are 4 reasons to consider damp proofing your home.
Rid Your Home of Unpleasant Smells
Does your home smell musty? Damp causes mould growth that’s hidden behind furniture and can give off an overwhelming foul smell. Unexplained unpleasant smells might discourage you from inviting guests or even worse, interfere with your everyday life.
Prevent Structural Problems
Do you know what happens when the timber in your home’s structure suffer water damage? It will rot and turn into sponge, finally crumbling away. Wet rot also affect carpets, plaster and wallpaper.
Improve Your Home’s Appearance
Mould spores and dark damp patches on your home isn’t exactly beautiful. And painting over it won’t do you any favours either. The paint will crack and ripple and before you know it your black patches will reappear. To save you time and money and to ensure your home looks good, it’s best to damp proof your home completely.
Prevent Health Problems
Mould thrives in damp, dark conditions. In case you don’t know it, mould is bad for your health. Prolong exposure to these toxins can cause health issues like headaches, eye irritations, coughing and wheezing. It can even progress to asthma and other respiratory conditions if left untreated.
Don’t ignore the signs of damp in your home. Speak to the professionals at Quantum Solutions for a quote on damp proofing in Cape Town today!