Melbourne Damp homes can be a scourge of families.
It applies in particular to those of us who are allergy prone. An accumulation of moisture can cause mould growth on walls, carpets and soft furnishings. Any other organic material may also attract mould under the right conditions.
Damp homes encourage the growth of mould and can increase the risk of respiratory illnesses for some people. Therefore poor indoor air quality can make you sick.
Causes of Melbourne Damp Homes
What can you do to improve the indoor air quality of your home? Condensation is a major source of Melbourne damp homes and there are some simple steps you can take immediately:
When windows are affected by condensation, it is a very good habit to remove the moisture as soon as possible. Make sure that you also ventilate your bathroom properly when taking a bath or shower by putting on the fan and/or opening a window. Any noticeable excess condensation should also be removed in these instances.
Cross ventilation in homes will help to avoid Melbourne Damp Homes. You can do this easily by opening windows and doors. Air-conditioning assists air circulation greatly, but you have to ensure that filters and the system are serviced and cleaned regularly.
2. Water ingress (internal or external)
- Waste overflows and/or sewage backup.
- Rain seeping through a leaking roof.
- Water overspill from guttering.
- Runoff from garden or street through walls and doors.
- Rising damp due to a lack of an effective damp-course.
- Washing machine leaks, bath overflows, hot water system explosions, dishwasher malfunction or cistern leaks.
If your home is damp for any of these reasons it may take weeks of ventilating and dehumidification to dry out properly. Hiring air movers and dehumidifiers will help. PINGI moisture absorbers will also assist in drying out smaller enclosed areas. To dry out large areas with severe cases of mould and dampness, we recommend gaining technical advice from a water damage restorer. The restorer may be able to locate the problem with a moisture probe or a thermal camera and advise on the appropriate corrective action. Contact www.quickdrycleaning.com.au for more information and advice. Visit the PINGI shop for the first step in making your home healthier!
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The Department of Health in WA has some great information on mould and condensation.
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