“Tip Tip barse pani” may be a romantic song but you feel nothing but anger when that drop of water falls on you the moment you are about to fall asleep. Water dripping from the ceiling can be a major source of embarrassment while entertaining guests and it can also be the cause of frequent illnesses in your house.
Water leakages at home are not just confined to the monsoons. You can experience them throughout the year and they can be anything from a minor annoyance to a major concern. Dripping ceilings, mold infested damp walls and peeling paint are three signs that scream that all is not well in your house.
We Indians love jugaad and sometimes in order to save money, we end up fixing our houses partially thinking that we will invest in waterproofing in the near future. Sadly, this near future never comes. That is why; it is essential to know why we need Freedom from Dampness right away.
Damp, non waterproofed houses can make your home unhygienic and uninhabitable. Water not only spoils ambience of the place, can also be harmful for wooden furniture and electronic appliances. Peeled paint and water seepage marks can make your house look cringe worthy and the odour of dampness can become unbearable after a point of time.
Damp walls lead to increase microbial activity, which are harmful pollutants and can severely affect the family’s health. Allergic reactions, asthma, irritations in the nose eyes and throat, sinus indication and other respiratory ailments like bronchitis are all caused by dampness in the walls. Black mold in particular is very dangerous and certain species of black molds produce mycotoxins which have severe impacts on the human system.
All these factors make waterproofing absolutely essential.
Surface coating is important as it serves as a barrier against water and strengthens the walls. Dr. Fixit Raincoat, an elastomeric exterior waterproofing coating which is composed of high quality acrylic emulsion polymers and weather durable pigments, is something that you should consider opting for. This can be used in all the exterior surfaces of the house.
Bathrooms in my house are the biggest cause for concern and we always have some or the other leakage issues. Off late, I have been recommended to use Dr. Fixit Bathseal Kit which is a combination of products like Pidicrete URP, tape, mesh, grout and WPC. I hope it soon puts an end to my water woes.
Waterproofing in the long run can work out to be very cheap if you consider its many benefits. To know more about Dr Fixit, do watch this video here:
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