A damp home may not seem like a big deal but in reality, it can cause long-term damage to your property, not only to the structure of the home but also to your health. Dampness affects the quality of air that you breathe in while you’re indoors. In fact, a damp home with low ventilation actually has air that contains pollutants which can trigger the development of asthma and other respiratory-related infections. It can also trigger allergic reactions. These are the reasons that motivate Mouldbuster Australia to provide viable products that facilitate the remedial treatment and solutions to rising damp plus the removal of mould in your home or commercial building, to make your building damp roof by adding proper ventilation.
One of the main problems that come about when homes or other buildings are damp is the development of mould which occurs when the building or commercial property does not have sufficient ventilation. As a result, other allergens are produced. Even if your house or property is clean and dust-free, you may find yourself sneezing, experiencing itchy eyes or a runny nose when you come in contact with the spores produced when mould grows from a damp area in your property from lack of ventilation. Another danger associated with rising damp issues is the fact that it creates a suitable environment for the development and multiplication of harmful bacteria such as mould.
Reasons for Rising Damp
Whenever a house has rising damp issue, the main reason behind it is the quantity of moisture air holds with humidity within the building and the lack of natural ventilation. There are many situations that could lead to the house having rising damp and a place for mould to grow. They include:
- Rising damp originating from the sub floor or behind the walls of older buildings or commercial properties
- Moist building materials used in the construction of a new home can often cause rising damp to creep up the walls
- Water leaks from water supply pipes
- Window leaks or leaking roofs that allow rainwater into the home or through the walls will cause rising damp
- Poor ventilation systems in the property
Whenever there is too much moisture in the air, it condenses back into water droplets when it touches any cold surface in the house. The wall or window may provide this cold surface. As a result, the condensed moisture, which is now in the form of water droplets, will cause rising damp up the walls.
Rising Damp in the Under Floor
Another place that causes the rising damp problem is within the house is the sub floor. The sub floor, also known as the under floor, can easily harbor too much moisture causing rising damp and mould to grow, especially when there isn’t sufficient ventilation to facilitate the circulation of air. A leaking pipe beneath your floor can also cause the sub floor of the property to become damp, more so when there aren’t enough vents or a ventilation system that can facilitate proper circulation of air. This damp air in the sub floor can cause damage to the timber and create an environment in which termites could easily attack the home. Additionally, metallic material will experience corrosion, causing damage to the entire building. Rising damp is a real risk to your property, but sub-floor ventilation can easily eradicate this problem or prevent rising damp from developing, its one of the best rising damp solutions.
Rising Damp Treatments
In order to identify and treat rising damp in your house or property you need to be aware of the exact problem and then look for possible solutions. Our team of experts will help in identifying the cause of rising damp problems and the mould issue. We will inspect your home and the common areas where damp, rising damp to be precise, originates. The sub-floor is one of them, as we have discussed, and we will check for damage to the water pipes or any issues related to ventilation. We will thus do our part in ensuring your home is damp-proof and mould free.
Proper ventilation systems will ensure that there is no accumulation of moisture and will stop the problems of rising damp creeping up the walls. These systems come in different forms which include:
- Complete ventilation of the house
- Sub floor ventilation
The supply ventilation system is mainly composed of a fan that creates positive pressure by blowing in fresh and dry air from outside. This influx of fresh air in your building will automatically push out the stale air. The movement will be facilitated by the positive pressure created by the air from outside.
The energy recovery system creates proper ventilation for homes as it minimizes the loss of energy. This is accomplished by warming the fresh air from the outside through the heat extracted from the stale air that is expelled.
The balanced ventilation system, as the name suggests, has a balanced flow of air in that one fan creates positive pressure while the other creates negative pressure. An equal amount of fresh air is brought in to replace the stale air that is expelled.
When it comes to sub floor ventilation systems within buildings, there are three types that work well and fix the problem – the balanced, exhaust or supply systems which will all keep your house damp proof. We can either install a ventilation system for the whole house or just for the under floor area where damp occurs. These ventilation systems and the services we offer will stop rising damp and mould growth!
Contact Mouldbuster For All Your Rising Damp Issues Today
Our Mouldbuster team in Australia has the skills, process and years of industry experience required to deliver a great job and guarantee that your house or building will be damp proof with proper ventilation to prevent your property from growing mould! Call the mould experts in Australia on 1300 066 853 and get advice on the best option and services required to fix rising damp and the removal of mould in homes and older homes. We offer different methods of ventilation and don’t forget to ask as for tips to keep your house mould free.