Damp proofing and moisture control go hand in hand. Most people have experienced one or both of these conditions at some point in their lives. Condensation on the ceiling is almost always a problem caused by humidity levels that are too high in the house. The resulting damp spots are unsightly and can make the whole home smell unpleasant. A solution to both of these problems would be to damp proof your home.
There are several different methods of dealing with excess moisture in the home. The cheapest way to deal with it is probably to buy a humidifier to raise the humidity level in the house and also purchase an effective dehumidifier to lower the moisture in the air. Some people find that this is a viable solution to mould removal and condensation. It does however, take up quite a bit of room and can be quite expensive.
A more popular method of damp proofing bathrooms is to install a vapor barrier between the floor and the wall, or even the toilet and surrounding areas. This will prevent moisture from the pipes that run through the bathroom before going into the wall. It can help prevent black mold from growing on painted surfaces in the bathroom, and it can help to prevent mildew from forming on wet tiles and showers in the bathroom. It can be quite expensive though. There are cheaper and simpler alternatives, such as the installation of a simple wood block waterproofing membrane.
If you are having serious health problems due to high moisture in the home, you may also need to consider the possibility of black mold removal. Mold spores are highly infectious and can cause severe respiratory distress in the elderly and young children. Mould spores found on surfaces are very harmful to people who suffer from allergies or asthma. It can also cause coughing fits, rashes, watery eyes, sneezing and even sometimes serious headaches.
One way of doing this mould removal is by getting professional advice from a reputable remediation service. These companies have the skills and expertise to remove any visible signs of mold, and they can do this within a very short space of time and with minimal disruption to your home. The remediation experts will be able to advise you on the most effective solution for removing any visible spores, either by encapsulating the spores so they cannot disperse, or by using environmentally friendly disinfectants that kill the spores and also help to remove any damp conditions that are causing the spores to grow.
If however you choose to tackle the problem yourself, then there are a number of things that you can try. One of the simplest ways to remove black mould removal is by using bleach based sprays. These sprays are available from a number of sources, including most DIY stores. Just spray over the affected areas, let dry and then wipe away with a damp cloth.