Improve Indoor Air Quality When Damp Proofing Your Home

Air pollution is one of the greatest problems of our times and many people are becoming more aware of the environment and the preservation thereof. But pollution isn’t limited to the outdoors. Just because you spend most of your time indoors, doesn’t mean you aren’t exposed to pollution. Sometimes indoor air can be more polluted than outdoor air.

There are many causes of indoor pollution with mould growth being one of the biggest. Mould growth happens because of damp in your home. Damp isn’t limited to winter and can be found at any time of the year. Poor ventilation is another major cause of indoor pollution as well as gas, fireplace smoke and paint.

Effects of Indoor Air Pollution on Human Health

Indoor and outdoor pollution are both extremely harmful. It can affect people of all ages but elderly people and young children are most susceptible as well as pregnant women and their unborn infants.

Indoor pollution can lead to sneezing, coughing, headaches, dizziness, eye and skin irritations as well as breathing difficulties. If exposed to poor indoor quality for a long period, it may lead to allergies, respiratory illnesses like asthma and chronic pulmonary disease.

Damp Proofing to Improve Indoor Air Quality

If you or your loved ones show signs of any of the symptoms mentioned above, you might want to monitor your indoor air quality. Even if you aren’t showing any symptoms, it doesn’t mean that your indoor air quality is good. A regular air quality check won’t do any harm when it comes to the safety of your family.

Let’s face it, we’ll never be able to avoid indoor air pollution completely but we can reduce it to prevent it from causing health issues. You have to be proactive and vigilant and if you have poor ventilation, deal with it immediately.

For damp proofing in Pretoria and surrounds, book a free consultation by getting in touch with the team at Sipenda Paint Contractors today.