Air pollution is a big problem globally. And while we are thankful for the Southeaster in Cape Town that helps clean the air in a big way, we’re still exposed to air pollution in our homes every day.
That’s right, air pollution isn’t limited to the outdoors. In fact, often inside air is more polluted than the air outside. The primary reason for this is because of mould growth. In Cape Town, winters are wet and mould growth is inevitable. And in case you’re not aware, mould is really bad for your health.
Where Does Mould Come From?
Mould is the direct cause of untreated damp. Excessive moisture in your home leads to damp whether it’s from poor ventilation or water leaks. Poor ventilation can also cause air pollution in the form of fireplace smoke, paint or gas fumes.
How Does Air Pollution Affect Your Health?
Air pollution, whether indoors or outdoors, is bad for your health. It can cause allergies, dizziness, headaches, sneezing, coughing, eye and skin irritations as well as breathing issues. Without proper treatment, it may lead to asthma. Air pollution affects everyone but the elderly, pregnant women and children are more susceptible.
Damp Proofing Your Home Is an Easy Solution to Improve Indoor Air Quality
If you or your family members are showing signs of any of the above-mentioned symptoms, it would be wise to start monitoring your indoor air quality. A simple test can determine if your air quality is good or bad. And when it comes to your family’s safety, prevention is always better than cure.
Damp proofing is a quick and simple solution to enhance indoor air quality. By removing the elements that cause damp like poor ventilation, water leaks or faulty plumbing and treating your walls with a damp proof course, your indoor air quality will improve significantly.
If you’re looking for a reliable and affordable damp proofing company in Cape Town, get in touch with the team at Quantum Solutions today.