Did you know that it’s not just the bathrooms and toilets of a home that need to be waterproofed?
Settling down in a nice landed property is the dream for many. It’s not an easy goal to reach- but you’ve done it! Still, we find that many homeowners should take into account that there are some extra preventative measures they can take to keep their property looking good and free from wear-and-tear damage for longer.
We hear you KB! It gets very frustrating when a new home we move into has water leakage issues.
Here are 4 areas at home that need waterproofing!
1. Bathrooms are the cause of most water damage issues at home.
First-floor bathrooms and toilets are a common site for waterproofing issues indoors as they get wet regularly. Without proper bathroom ventilation, moisture from a shower will collect and seep into your grouts! If you’re unlucky, these wet grouts will develop cracks, letting water droplets eventually break through the ceiling below. By the time you notice a leakage problem, your wall or ceiling would have yellow stains.
Some telltale signs of water damage in your home can be seen from mould build up in the corners of your bathroom! Grimey and slimy grouts are difficult to clean because of how deeply the bacteria, mould, and other microbes have seeped into the concrete.
2. Your balcony is at risk of water damage!
Water leakage issues that happen from balcony areas are likely to cause chipping paint on your ceilings and walls. These issues are likely to spread from the balcony to the car porch area, too. It should be noted that both concrete or wooden balconies in humid or rainy environments are at higher risk of damage in humid or rainy environments, as they are exposed to water for longer.
Your balcony should have a drainage system that keeps water from pooling into a pond. Unfortunately, these drainage systems are likely to get clogged with grime, mould, or dirt. Pressure from this pool of dirty water would cause hairline cracks to form on your balcony, allowing water to seep through to the ceiling or wall below.
DJ Chan Fong is planning ahead when it comes to preparing his landed property for Malaysia’s rainy and humid weather. In providing the balcony with an additional Nano-G Nanotechnology Waterproofing layer, he’s keeping the grouts safe from stains, microbial growth, and more.
However, you can prevent this by making sure your wooden or tiled balcony areas are properly waterproofed. Nano-G recommends homeowners use our Nano-G Nanotechnology Waterproofing solution as it doesn’t affect the appearance of their balcony tiles while keeping them easy-to-maintain. Our clear, hydrophobic solution makes it difficult for grime, or unwanted microbial organisms from latching on and spreading on the surface.
3. Concrete flat roofs are known to pool water and cause water leakage issues on the ceilings below.
Uneven surfaces collect still water, causing hairline cracks to form from the pressure over time. As a homeowner, you may see this often near air-con outdoor unit areas or at the water reserve tank area. These areas are prone to dampness and are likely to influence water leakage to occur over time.
Many homeowners will see water damage issues at their car porch area, they will notice that a puddle of water has formed somewhere that is covered. This is often a result of the roof above, or water had seeped through in the gutters or drainage corners. By choosing to keep your home in tip-top shape, you keep your home looking as new as the day you bought it for longer.
Notice your concrete flat roof leaking and growing black with mould? It’s time to give your roofs a thorough cleanse and waterproofing with Nano-G Nanotechnology Waterproofing. On top of removing built-up dirt, mould, and grime in your rood, we provide an additional service of painting an extra protective coating too. This service is available upon request.
4. Your home’s exterior walls are likely to get weather damaged, too.
Home may provide a safe shelter for us from heavy rains and hot suns- but they need maintenance and protection too. As your home ages, you might have noticed that its exterior walls have become stained with rain, dirt, and dust. A lot of times they accumulate in places that are hard to reach and clean by hand.
When it comes to providing homeowners with the best nanotechnology waterproofing solution in the market, Nano-G is your go-to expert.
It’s not enough to just use regular house paint on these exterior walls. By applying a proper waterproofing layer, dirt, dust and chrome can easily be cleaned by the rain. This is especially helpful with Nano-G Nanotechnology Waterproofing, our solution that creates a strong coating around your exterior walls that shields their surfaces from the environment.
5. Your swimming pool area is not safe from water damage, either!
Pools are a great feature to add to your home. They give family and visitors a fun activity to do on weekends, but they can also become a source of headache if not thoroughly maintained. It should be noted that it’s not only the inside of the swimming pool itself that needs to be waterproofed but also the surrounding swim deck. Not only is the swim deck constantly wet, but the swim deck is also at risk of deteriorating from the chemicals from the water too, creating cracks that reach the swimming pool underground. As you can imagine, this waterproofing failure goes unseen.
Prevention is better than renovation. Badly planned swimming pools are at risk of waterproofing failure. A good practice from homeowners is to thoroughly waterproof their swimming pool decks, tiles and drains with a waterproofing solution that lasts.
Luckily for you, our experts offer Nano-G Nanotechnology Waterproofing services anywhere in the home. Our powerful nanotechnology solution is suitable for use on most surfaces that come into contact with water often. After inspecting your premise, we help plan and apply the solution near swimming pool areas at risk of waterproofing failure or damage over time.
If these water leakage issues sound and look familiar to you, feel free to contact our Nano-G waterproofing experts for a FREE inspection of your home. Many of Nano-G’s past projects are with homeowners who were facing persistent water leaking all over the house that they just can’t seem to pinpoint. Our inspection team comes with high-tech thermal scanners that can give you a clearer diagnostic of your problem than your regular contractor.