Every season the Restumping Melbourne team thinks about different things. These relate to both the business and our personal lives, but they frequently overlap. We got into the business of reinforcing your home’s foundation, because we know how important it is, and what a positive impact it can have on every area of your life when done correctly. When done incorrectly, that’s not quite the case! So, we’re pretty in-tune to what’s important in a successful home – both inside and outside, and that changes depending on what time of year you’re embarking on a project. One of the biggest factors in how well different home elements are functioning, is the temperature and that’s what we’re covering today.
So, why should you regulate temperature in your home? Well, with temperature comes moisture and that can seep in to every nook and cranny of your home. You may have a single-storey bungalow or a giant castle with a hundred rooms, it will find a way in if you don’t properly prepare. Moisture is a bit of a four-letter word with our team; many of the causes of foundation damage are related to moisture, which can quickly wear away at the very structure that’s holding your valuable home upright and together.
Conversely, heat and too little moisture can also be a bit of a challenge. The soil beneath your home will inevitably move over time or expand, depending on the soil. This means that your foundation can buckle, and your walls and ceilings can crack and shift. Nobody wants that.
How do you tackle both of the above? The first and foremost piece of advice that the Restumping Melbourne team can give you is to keep an eagle eye on the signs of foundation damage. Cracks, movement, moisture – these are all your big red flags and reasons for you to call companies like ours. It may be nothing, it may be something, but you’re always better off safe than sorry if you bring in the experts.
You also want to take a good, hard look at your ventilation processes. Many of us love really hot showers, especially after a long work day, but frequently forget to turn on (or don’t have) a fan in areas like your bathroom where excess moisture is a given. It’s a small investment in either time or money, compared to dealing with not only foundation damage, but even more short-term issues like mould. Mould, as a reminder, can quickly make you sick, not to mention bring down the value of the home. If you don’t have the funds to look into an entire ventilation system, a simple fan or keeping the bathroom door cracked can get the job done.
Finally, it’s all about balance. That’s why both humidifiers and de-humidifiers are so popular on sites like amazon. Don’t assume that you just need one or the other, different rooms throughout your home may be seeing different levels of moisture and ventilation in relation to their temperature. Just do your homework and you’ll be set up for success.