Build A Healthy Society For A Healthy Home

on March 01, 2017 / by

Over the years we’ve heard of building collapses and the first thought that comes to my mind is; how weren’t the people living in noticed the deteriorating conditions. I do agree that detecting cracks and leaks and repairing them in a timely manner is one of the main components to identify and evaluate the health of the society. But who really does it?

No one builds weak structures, however, some homes may not withstand the weather conditions, while some may not bear the brunt of nearby constructions while others fall prey to ill maintenance. Just as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe says, "He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.”, we must all find our peace at home. However, if you have one ounce of doubt about the health of your home, you will never be at peace.

Mr. Ramesh S. Prabhu, Chairman of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association during his recent address reiterated an urgent need for structural audits and repairs of societies on a regular basis. However, the primary concern remains awareness among citizens to understand the importance of buildings being kept healthy.   

So what does a healthy structure mean? Almost all housing experts identify sub-standard construction practices, water leakages and over-enthusiastic renovations as the root cause of structural damages in buildings leading to deterioration through water seepage which in turn causes corrosion, distress, cracks in the concrete that weakens the structure. These are the early signs of structural weakness of the society which in a long run may affect the overall health of the building as well as have a negative impact on your finances and your health.

As a layman how do you really identify if or not your home is healthy? Sure enough, you and I are not expert architects who will have one look at the wall and identify an issue. But if you look closely enough you will sure have signs that will tell-a-tale, such as sagging ceilings, rusting fixtures, peeling of paint and vinyl, mould or fungi formation on surfaces, discolouration of materials and musty smell.

So once you have identifies the issue, bring in An Expert Advisor For Home Renovations to initiate timely structural repairs. One such expert is Dr. Fixit from the House of Pidilite - the Waterproofing Expert, an initiative which focuses on “Building a Healthy Society” by raising awareness about the need for timely planning of repairs along with right diagnosis and expert solutions for the surface area. The brand via its TechChat helps you connect the Waterproofing Experts, ensuring you have a convenient and easy way to get your waterproofing queries resolved.

Dr. Fixit uses various State-of-the-Art techniques such as Non-Destructive tests and Concrete Petrography for evaluating existing concrete structures to measure the strength of concrete and if they need be replaced or rehabilitated. The technologies that are used not only detect water leakages in buildings but also provide analysis and interpretation of test results along with recommendations for remedial waterproofing. So as an aware member of your society and you home,  Pledge #FreedomFromDampness to Protect Your Loved Ones

So what are you waiting for? Audit now!
- Heena

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