It is commonly encouraged to be conscientious about water usage, as we should, but what is often left out is tackling common water wastage issues before they even happen. Such examples include ensuring that all wet areas are properly waterproofed and that drainage systems are in order in case of flooding and pooling of water.
Don’t let your water bills surge and potential damages occur because of a poorly waterproofed wet area or lack thereof. Keep reading to learn more about how waterproofing impacts your water conservation efforts.
How a poorly waterproofed area can waste water
Along with leaks, floods and structural damage, a waterproof membrane that hasn’t been installed properly can seriously dent your water bill.
Patchy or improper waterproofing can create ridges, dents, pooling areas and uneven surfaces. These areas can further allow water to flow in directions you don’t want it to which could lead to further damage complications.
Leaks and drips also waste water. While you can waterproof your piping, the joining points or taps often have natural wear and tear. It is important to waterproof both your piping and surrounding areas to avoid pooling water.
Pooling water not only is pesky to clean up and could cause flooding but it also one of the significant factors involved in water damage.
Titan Waterproofing provides the best wet area waterproofing service with the highest quality products. Our team uses industry and product knowledge to find the perfect answer to the problem at hand. With our years of industry experience, we can achieve the best results possible with the highest levels of customer service.
Sheet membrane has been a chosen method for floor waterproofing. It can be applied using adhesive or by torching them to the substrate. Liquid membranes are self-adhesive and provide a continuous waterproof layer with no need for joining.
Sheet membranes are robust and heavy-duty, while liquid membranes offer flexible coating for tricky areas such as balconies and water features.
We use our years of expertise to determine the best waterproofing method to take, with the help of the top products in the industry. Our application process ensures that overlapping membranes are watertight, and we will guarantee this service to ensure that the most exposed areas of the building are thoroughly protected.
Tips for conserving water at home
- Wet area waterproofing
Wall, floor and balcony waterproofing in Sydney is crucial to ensure that moisture does not transfer through. Similarly, concrete walls and floors need to be waterproofed in wet areas to prevent water transfer.
Many factors are considered when determining the best wall and floor waterproofing method. We analyse the building and its location to provide the most effective and lasting solution.
- Water diversion
Ensure you have adequate water diversion systems in place if flooding is a common occurrence in your area. All buildings should have proper guttering systems in place to control water runoff.
You could even channel such water into alternative uses such as water tank storage and filling up the pool.
- Don’t leave water running
There’s no need to have the water running while you brush your teeth, shave or are washing dishes. Don’t let the water run while you wait for a certain temperature. It’s a smarter choice to have a pitcher for cold water in the fridge or to heat water with a kettle or in the microwave.
If you are waiting for the water to warm up in your shower or bath before you get in, let the water run at a trickle until it reaches your desired temperature.
- Flushing and showering
Watching what you let go down the drains in your home is crucial in preventing blockages on your property or in the public plumbing systems. Do not flush contaminants or large or solid objects down.
Set a timer in the shower or create a bath budget where you allow a certain number of baths per month to not waste water unnecessarily. Also, keep in mind that many bathroom flooding disasters could be significantly less costly if proper waterproofing is implemented.
- Repurpose water
You can repurpose water when cooking and cleaning (safely) and by using old water or diverting water excess from the washing machine to a greywater or sprinkler system.
- Monitor water bill
Keep an eye on your water bill. If your water bill is higher than usual and there is no immediate explanation for the spike in utility costs, you may have a leak somewhere.
You’ll need to investigate quickly if you notice a sudden increase in your bill. Find the cause so that you aren’t faced with costly damages or dangerous flooding situations.
Waterproofing your home or business can be a complicated task. Leave it in the hands of the experts who know what they are doing.