Areas of your home that could benefit from damp proofing
The damp is a force to be reckoned with, a fact that many homeowners have to find out the hard way. It can be difficult to spot, almost impossible to control, and may lead to the spread of allergens, mould and mildew spores, as well as unwanted smells and rot.
With so many reasons why you should avoid letting damp areas of your home get worse, you can see why it is so important to be able spot those troublesome areas. So, to help you along, here is a list of the areas of your house which are most likely to be affected by dampness.
Poorly lit areas
Any areas of your home that lack natural light are in danger of damp, but even more likely to hold water, are those areas with little or no air flow. Areas of your home that lack windows or openings that allow light and air to flow should definitely be damp proofed, lest they decay or rot over time. This is especially true for areas with carpeting or wood in them. Damp can take root in these materials, and without ample air and light to expel it, it can begin to do damage over time.
Kitchens and Bathrooms
Areas of your home that make use of water such as your kitchens and bathrooms, can understandably become the unwilling victims of damage from the damp. Dampness in these areas may even lead to poor hygiene and health, making it essential to conduct damp proofing on these areas.
Attics and cellars
Attics and cellars see very little light, air and people traffic, which means that when damp takes a hold in these rooms, it can go unseen until it is too late and it starts to cause damage to other areas of the house. Damp in these areas could also cause a lot of damage to stored goods, consumables and memories. So be sure to damp proof them when you get a chance.
The laundry room is one of those areas that see very little light and fresh air, but it has the added challenge of also generating a lot of moisture in the air. Because of this, it is one of the rooms in your home that is most affected by dampness; if no other room in your house has been damp proofed, this one really ought to be.
Call ‘The Damp Proofing Company’ today
If you would like more information on obtaining reliable and effective damp proof services for your home or office, be sure to contact a consultant from The Damp Proof Company in Pretoria. Speak to us today for more details on our services for better protecting your property from the damp.