A lot of Australian homeowners share the same problems when it comes to indoor moisture. Many of them aren’t aware that they already have a dampness issue until it’s too late.
Waterproofing Direct notes that like anywhere else in the world, all residential buildings in Australia need waterproofing. Waterproofing materials preserve a house’s structural integrity, while it also keeps the inevitable after-effects of too much indoor moisture at bay.
The high price associated with rising damp levels
Whether intentionally or unknowingly, you can’t and shouldn’t ignore the potential health and safety hazards rising damp levels can bring. While you might not easily notice the effects of higher-than-normal levels of damp at its early stages, you’ll soon experience them and face the seriously high price of not dealing with it sooner.
Aside from structural integrity, too much indoor moisture also impacts air quality, ultimately affecting the health of a house’s occupants.
Hazardous rather than just simple nuisance
Water found somewhere you don’t want it to is more than just some nuisance – it’s actually hazardous. It paves the way for rotting in your home’s building components to begin. When the dampness level inside your home rises, you can expect wood, such as timber, to gradually decay. The scary truth about damaged wooden materials is that even the smallest pressure can lead to them collapsing or giving away.
Even the more durable concrete can also suffer from serious water-induced damage. Known as concrete cancer or spalling, this type of structural damage can also bring about safety hazards. This is because it can also lead to the collapse of concrete-based structures, such as balconies, facades, floors, walls, and ceilings.
Unwanted moisture also poses health hazards, the most common of which in too-damp homes are associated with bodily reactions to moulds. The spores of these microorganisms can lead to respiratory issues or trigger allergic reactions.
You want to keep your home as safe and secure as possible, so never underestimate the power of water and do everything you can to control indoor moisture.