Dampness can lead to mold

Mould arising from dampness problems within walls and structures can cause a scary range of health problems. Often people suffer from allergies and cold-like symptoms such as itchy eyes and sneezing.  Damp problems can also cause serious respiratory problems in the long run.  Inhaling mould fragments or spores can inflame the airways, causing nasal congestion, wheezing, chest tightness, coughing and throat irritation. Prolonged exposure to high levels of indoor dampness can reduce lung function and cause chronic health problems such as asthma.

Dampness and mould are caused by excess moisture. Moisture in buildings can be caused by leaking pipes, rising damp in basements or ground floors, or rain seeping in because of damage to the roof or around window frames. In a newly-built home damp can occur if the water used when the house was built is still drying ou

Excessive moisture in a house?

Parts of your house that are in direct contact with the cold outside air are cooler than the air inside. Examples are single glazed windows and walls with low insulation. The temperature difference with the warm, moist air inside can cause continuous condensation to occur on those cold surfaces.

When the indoor humidity level is below 30 percent, the air is too dry, which can harm both a home’s structural integrity and the homeowners’ health. While air conditioning can reduce the humidity level, the result is high energy bills and a cold and uncomfortable living space.

Too high humidity is not healthy.

Humidity is important for our health. A normal humidity level is needed for feeling comfortable. However, too much moisture in your home can cause big problems and even negatively affect your health. Micro organisms that thrive in humid conditions are of special concern as they can help cause allergies and asthmatic conditions.

The right waterproofing techniques are important on so many levels, don’t underestimate the health risks of dampness in your house. It is important to maintain healthy humidity levels and find the right solution for any moisture problems, the most important part to find a waterproofing specialist.  WP Junction is a supplier of waterproofing, damp proofing and waterproofing paint solutions.  They are located in the Western Cape, in Brackenfell and the Strand. Contact Carl Lambert – info@wpjunction.co.za for specialised advice on waterproofing and damp proofing options.

Source – https://pingi.com/the-10-must-knows-about-moisture-problems/