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What is rising damp and what are the signs of a problem?

What is rising damp? Rising damp occurs when excess moisture from the ground absorbs up into porous building materials such as stone, brick, earth, mortar and into the structure of the building. The moisture evaporates from either face of the wall, allowing more to be drawn from below. Rising damp is common in older buildings, […]

How can I prevent mould growth?

What conditions in the home are best for mould growth? Keeping mould from growing in your home is really important for the health of you and your family. The first step in keeping mould under control in your home is discovering what areas and conditions are best for mould growth. Mould spores thrive and multiply […]

What to do after your home has been water damaged by flooding

There are many reasons a home can be flooded – flash flooding from a blocked street drain, heavy rain, river banks bursting due to king tides, plumbing mishaps and damaged pipes that fail. All of which can cause mild to severe water damage in your home. Is my home safe to enter after a flood? […]

Mould-proofing Your Home

Autumn is generally a fairly wet season and a prime time for mould spores to spread their wings and multiply. Mould is not only unsightly and smells awful, it also has negative impacts on our health and wellbeing. So how can you go about mould-proofing your home? Identify any potential problematic ‘zones’ Do you notice […]

The importance of efficient ventilation in your office

Did you know that air pollution isn’t limited to busy streets in towns and cities? Not many of us stop to think about the pollution INSIDE our offices – the air that is circulating around us on a daily basis. We all know that traffic and industry cause pollution in the air outside, but what […]

Top 5 Reasons to Consider Roof Ventilation for Your Home

Having a comfortable home in all seasons can be a real challenge. Particularly in Australia, where scorching summers and chilly winters can cause moisture build up and mould growth, affecting not just you and your family – but the material your home is built from. With that in mind, let’s check out the top 5 […]