Damp Proofing Johannesburg

Common Signs of Damp in Your Home and What You Can Do About It

Damp is more problematic than just chipping or bubbling paint on your walls. If left untreated, it can pose serious health risks. Mould growth is the outcome of ignored signs of damp.

If you don’t already know this, mould can cause or aggravate respiratory issues such as allergies or asthma. It’s especially hazardous to infants and the elderly.

There are various types of damp and no two damp cases are the same. To save you time and money on solutions that might not solve your damp issue, it’s better to hire a damp proofing company like Apex Waterproofing SA for assistance.

Types of Damp

  • Lateral Damp
  • Rising Damp
  • Penetrating Damp
  • Condensation

Damp Treatment will depend on the type of damp you’re dealing with.

Signs of Damp in Your Home

  • Mould growth on walls, floor or furniture
  • Musty smell
  • Bubbling or chipping paint
  • Stains or dark patches on walls
  • Condensation on walls
  • Rotting skirting boards
  • Salt stains on outside walls
  • Rusty nails on skirting boards
  • Damp patches on the floor
  • White substance on the ground

Tips to Prevent Damp and Mould in Your Home

  • Ensure good ventilation inside your home to limit excess condensation by opening windows
  • Invest in a dehumidifier to reduce moisture in the air
  • Further, reduce moisture build-up in your home by doing the following:
    • Keep lids on your pots when cooking
    • Use an extractor fan
    • Limit usage of a tumble dryer by hanging your clothes outside
    • Wipe the bath or shower after using it

Apex Waterproofing SA is a damp proofing company in Johannesburg. We can easily identify the type of damp in your home and offer a solution to resolve it. Not only are we reliable but we’re extremely affordable as well. Get in touch with the team for a free quote today!

5 Things You Need to Know About Tiled Roof Repairs

Tiled roof repairs and maintenance can be a daunting task. Especially when you have no idea what to do, what price to expect or what service is needed. Here are 5 things we think you should know about tiled roof repairs:

 

1. Tiled Roof Repairs Are Cheaper Than Replacements

If the damage or roof leak is minor, a repair will cost significantly less than a replacement. A roof replacement should never be your first option unless you have the funds and it is a process you WANT to do. Or if the roof structure is severely damaged or leaking. Otherwise, a roof repair solution is always an option.

2. Tiled Roof Repairs Are A Skilled Trade

As much as people like to think they can repair or replace damaged roofs, we wouldn’t recommend it as a DIY project. You could do more damage than good if you attempt it yourself. Not to mention the safety risk behind climbing onto a roof when it is not a task you do everyday.

3. It May Not Be Your Roof Tiles

If you think you need a tile roof repair because you have a leak, it may not be the tiles at all but rather your roof ridges. Often roof ridges are poorly waterproofed with cheap cement and paint found at your nearest hardware. This is not what roof repairs should consist of. The roof leak can also be caused from your gutters. Either your gutters are blocked or they need maintenance as well.

4. Waterproofing Products

Most waterproofing products available through hardwares and DIY stores are of poor quality and aren’t designed to provide long term solutions for your roof. Generally DIY products are a ‘cash cow’. This should not be the case with the waterproofing products used for your roof repair, which brings up to our next point…

5. Ask For A Guarantee

A tile roof repair done correctly should be issued a guarantee for no leakages of AT LEAST 1 year. If the roof repair contractor is not comfortable with issuing guarantees, we recommend you find someone who is.

We hope this will help you the next time you need a roof repair! If you ever need any advice regarding your roof, our team are always on hand to assist you where possible.