Understanding Damage Contractors

Do you understand how damage contractors operate? Many people do not have a good understanding of the industry. This lack of knowledge can cause confusion when people need to use the services offered by damage contractors. Before I hired a team of damage contractors, I didn't know the first thing about damage contractors. Thankfully, the blokes who came to repair my damaged home took the time to fully explain their role and the work they would be carrying out. Over a couple of weeks when the team were working on the job, they also gave me lots of top tips and advice

Problems With Moisture? Signs You Need To Arrange For A Salt Damp Inspection


When you own a home in Australia, you need to be concerned about moisture damage, especially if you live in southwestern regions of Australia. You might not realise this, but moisture from the soil can cause serious damage to your home. Unfortunately, the damage can be even worse when you add salinity into the mix. When that happens, you can end up with salt damp damage. If you're concerned about issues related to salt damp damage, read the list provided below. If you're dealing with any of these situations in your home, it's time to schedule a salt damp inspection right away. 

Your Home Smells Unpleasant

If you're concerned that your home might have sustained salt damp damage, the first thing you should do is take a deep breath. Salt damp damage can leave your home with a dank, musty odour. Unfortunately, odours caused by salt damp damage cannot be removed by ordinary cleaning, or sanitising. Instead, you need to have the salt damp damage repaired first. Once the damage is repaired, the musty odour will disappear. If your home smells musty on a regular basis, arrange for a salt damp inspection as soon as possible. 

Your Skirting Board is Rotting

If you're about the damage that salt damp can do to your home, take a close look at the skirting board in your home. Because moisture can come up through the floors, skirting boards are often the first place that show signs of damage. First, check for signs of discolouration. If you're dealing with salt damp, your skirting board may have visible signs of water damage, or there might be a slight greenish discolouration. Second, touch the skirting board. Damp or spongy skirting board is a sure sign of salt damp damage. 

Your Home has Active Mould

If you've noticed mould growth springing up throughout your home, it's time to arrange for a salt damp inspection. Mould tends to grow in damp locations, which makes salt damp the perfect environment for the fungus. To control the growth, and to prevent further damage to your home, arrange for a salt damp inspection at the first sign of mould growth. 

Your Wall Coverings are Peeling

If salt damp is a problem in your area of Australia, now's the time to check your walls, specifically the wall coverings. Moisture can cause paint and wallpaper to peel, lift, and bubble. If you discover any of those issues with the walls in your home, take the time to schedule a salt damp inspection.

For more information on salt damp inspection, contact a professional near you.


18 April 2022