3 Unexpected Benefits of Waterproofing
Waterproofing prevents water from dripping from causing damage to both the external and internal parts of a building. If not addressed early enough, water leakage damage can cost up to tens of thousands of dollars. However, there are other benefits that come from waterproofing that homeowners might not have considered.
1. Saving on Utility bills
Proper waterproofing protects the internal climate from external elements. Consequently, there will be fewer fluctuations in internal temperatures that would normally result from adjusting the temperature through air-conditioning. Visual inspection may not uncover gaps within the building, so professional assessment is necessary. These small gaps will likely grow in size over time and result in cool air leaving the room and building. By ensuring that the internal and external environments are completely sealed off, you are able to reduce your residential or commercial utility bill.
2. Prevent Furniture & Appliance Damage
Besides protecting a building, waterproofing also protects the contents of a building. In residential buildings, this means that furniture and electronic appliances are protected from damage caused by leaks and drips. Laptops, computers, and television sets are among the expensive items that are damaged by such leaks. Worse still, the water may damage priceless items such as photographs and paper documents. In commercial & industrial properties, water damage to crucial equipment or documents may result in huge financial losses. The occupants and equipment will remain safe with proper waterproofing and regular checks.
3. Improve Air Quality
A building’s waterproofing prevents mould, mildew, and other nasty bacteria from growing in crevices. A moist environment can increase humidity, which can lead to the emergence of harmful bacteria and microorganisms. Air quality will deteriorate over time as these harmful substances are present. These particles can be inhaled by the occupants of the building for many hours at a time. This is especially dangerous for occupants who may have respiratory issues such as asthma. It is important to keep an eye out for mould, mildew or bacterial growth within the home or office environment to keep occupants safe.