Freedom from Dampness This Independence- Get Waterproofing Solutions from Dr. Fixit

Who doesn’t love the smell of wet mud, the thundering of clouds, the lightening and the drops of rain hitting the windowpane? Everyone enjoys a hot cup of coffee, some steaming hot pakodas and long drives in the monsoon season. But there are two sides of every coin; there is always a flip side. So is with monsoons, while we enjoy the weather, rains also bring with them quite a few adverse effects. In India, water seepage in homes and other buildings is one of the most common issues that results because of monsoon rains. Dampness has a lot of ill effects not just on the building and its infrastructure but also on the health of the people who live in these buildings.

 

It’s sad to see every second home dealing with such issues of dampness and yet people are so ignorant about them. In fact I just observed a damp patch on one of my room’s wall and I realized that we have been ignorant about it since quite sometime, and this monsoon season it has become more prominent than ever before. I immediately searched about dampness on the internet and learned so much, dampness is not a small issue, it can cause a lot of damages.

Bad design, faulty construction or use of poor quality of materials are some of the reasons that cause dampness. Dampness not only affects the life of the building but also creates unhygienic conditions.

Dampness tends to cause secondary damage to a building. The unwanted moisture enables the growth of various fungi in wood, causing rot or mould health issues and may lead to sick building syndrome. Plaster and paint deteriorate and wallpaper loosens. Stains from the water, salt and from mold mar surfaces. The highest airborne mould concentrations are found in buildings where significant mould infestation has occurred, usually as a result of severe water intrusion or flood damage. Molds can grow on almost any surface and occur where there is a lot of moisture from structural problems such as leaky roofs or high humidity levels. Airborne mold concentrations have the potential to be inhaled and can have health effects.

 

Health concerns around mold include infections, allergenic or immunological illness, and nonallergic illness. Asthma is also triggered by the sensitization of dust mites accruing humid, wet regions of a structure. Another health effect associated with structural dampness is the presence of bacteria in an indoor environment. Bacteria require water to grow and multiply. Bacteria are a source for the transmission of diseases, therefore putting occupants’ health at risk by water intrusion into the indoor environment.

To sum up, we can easily say that dampness can lead to following problems:

  • Reduce the life of structures
  • Causes bleaching and blistering of paints.
  • Causes petting off and removal of plaster.
  • Causes corrosion of metallic fixtures.
  • Deteriorate carpet & furniture.
  • Deteriorate electric installations
  • Causes spots on the floors and walls.
  • Causes rotting of wood.
  • Causes effloresce.
  • Dangerous for the health of occupants.

Though solutions are available people don’t take these problems seriously unless they become mammoth.

Watch this new ad by Dr. Fixit with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan where he has portrayed the importance of waterproofing in his amazing way!

It’s strange that on one hand we are celebrating 70 years of independence whereas on the other hand we are not even free from the adverse effects of dampness in our life. This Independence can we all take a pledge that we won’t let dampness ruin our homes and health of the people we care about? At least I am going to get my home sorted immediately and also urge my near and dear ones to do the same.


Dr. Fixit offers both preventive and post-damage care solutions.

So whether you are building your home or repairing it, Dr. Fixit has products that are of high quality and assure fixation of issues. From external walls, to roof protection, from water tank seepage issues, to internal wall cracks, Dr. Fixit has products for all your needs and they offer recommendations with the help of their technical experts.


So lets all take a pledge “This Independence Month, Say No To Damp Walls & Ceilings, Leakage and Cracks, let’s take the opportunity of this time of the year to take an oath to strive for Freedom From Dampness”


Also, next time when you want to get any tips or solutions to make you home healthy and happy, check out the Happy Homes Blog.


 

 

Water Leakage in Monsoons can be a concern for HEALTH..! Read here for solutions

Damp walls, leaking roofs, all signs of approaching monsoons but wait, do you think that these things are harmful just for your home in terms of interiors? No. Leakages and damp walls are harmful for our health as well. We are normally ignorant about the health hazards caused by these leaking issues and sometimes realize when it’s too late.
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You may be tempted to put such issues on the back burner and not be really eager to get rid of them, but there is more than one reason to treat it with urgency. Besides the damage that leakage causes to roofs or walls, one of the most hazardous effects of dampness is growth of moulds/fungus and mildew.
Mould can spread throughout the home’s structure where it can spread on to the carpets, furniture and even clothing.

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The most common type of mould is the black mould, though this one being toxic is rare but even the non-toxic one attacks wood framing, ceiling tiles, walls and floorings. It is quite cumbersome to get rid of black mould and is rather costly.

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Lest we realize that these moulds can lead to severe health issues. The term mould is used for a group of fungi that grow on wet materials. Different mould species adapt to different moisture conditions and can be of different colours.

Researches have shown that moulds have been associated with respiratory issues the most. People with respiratory symptoms like asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, rhino sinusitis, bronchitis, and respiratory infections are highly prone to develop even severe issues with prolonged exposure to dampness.

Dampness also gives rise to breeding of mosquitoes and other insects, which again proves to be harmful for the health. Apart from diseases like malaria, and dengue that result from mosquito bites, insects like mosquitoes and flies are generally responsible for contamination of water and food, which then lead to gastrointestinal diseases.

Now let’s understand how can we control this damage and what can be done to prevent the hazards all together.

Check for leakages

-When it comes to walls and ceilings, one must look out for wall discoloration or paint and wallpaper peeling off the walls.

-The flooring tiles can also have water seepage or dampness especially if the home is situated at ground level.

-Bathrooms could also be affected from too much condensation due to showering, bathing and the use of hot water. Condensation in bathrooms often leads to a rapid and unhealthy spread of black mould and other fungi.

Some tips to avoid leakages in monsoons

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Fixing it

Water seepage does not have to be a universal phenomenon; it is easily preventable and remedied. The important thing is to know what products to use, and get the right professional advice on dealing with water leakage and preventing it in the future. Employing trained labor is also an essential factor to keeping seepage issues at bay. It is for this very purpose that companies like Dr. Fixit provide a team of dedicated technical experts for site inspection and timely solution with recommendation reports.

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Dr Fixit has also trained applicators who are ambassadors for good waterproofing workmanship. Get the best possible solutions for your seepages issues; the benefits far outweigh the costs – both in terms of money and health.

 

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