This Is The Best Way To Deal With Water Damaged Furniture And Damp Walls

It can be so frustrating to spend money on things you already have. When you discover mould on your floors and furniture because of damp in your home, it won’t only cost you money but it will also affect your health. Mould growth can cause eye, skin and throat irritation, coughing and wheezing as well as nasal congestion. And that’s the best-case scenario. Worst case is reduced lung function and respiratory illnesses like asthma.

The only solution — damp proofing.

What Causes Damp and Mould?

Before we solve your damp issues with damp proofing, let’s look at the primary cause of damp in your home — excess moisture. There are different ways to treat damp and how you approach it will depend on which type (rising damp, penetrating damp & condensation) you have.

Rising Damp

Typically found in older buildings, rising damp is caused by water moving up through the floor and walls. The damp proof course might be damaged or non-existent.

Penetrating Damp

Penetrating damp happens when moisture enters through the roof or walls. Roof and plumbing leaks are the primary causes for this type of damp.


Excess moisture buildup caused by everyday tasks such as showering, cooking or hanging damp washing in and around your home.

Damp Signs to Look Out For

Water stains and damp patches on floors and walls

Peeling and flaking wall paint

Lifting floor covering

Salt stains on external walls

Damp Proofing Pretoria: Getting Rid of Damp the Right Way

Treating damp is a process that requires expertise and skills of trained professionals like Sipenda Painting Contractors. Typically a damp proof membrane will be applied to the area that’s affected but as we’ve said before, the course of treatment is determined by the type of damp.

Damp and mould growth can wreck your home and your health. So keep an eye out and if you come across signs of damp, get in touch with the team at Sipenda for a free quote today.