Tag Archives: Dr Fixit

Impact of leakages on the health of a family


There is something about a fresh, airy, clean home that radiates volumes! Whether your home is minimalistic, luxuriously baroque, contemporary, or traditional; whether it’s an old city bungalow or a busy street apartment; a vintage red-oxide floored abode or a wonderfully kitschy little flat in the sub-urban areas – the words ‘warm’ and ‘cozy’ give out a certain positive vibe ...

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Why get a Home Inspection done and what can be found through it


A home inspection is done to assess the condition of a property with regards to the safety and state of its structure, and also looks for specific problems in other areas of the construction. Usually, professionals trained in property evaluation, not for its monetary value, but in terms of its safety and other mechanical conditions carry out the process. Although ...

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Water tank Waterproofing: What you should know!


Water tanks in large complexes and even in small homes, are usually placed underground or overhead. Therefore there is always, a chance that water may seep through the common joints between the house and the tank; especially if the tank is badly constructed, or simply not waterproofed. This is a huge risk because leakage and seepage can damage your internal ...

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Buying or renting a new apartment? Is the waterproofing done?


Moving to a new environment can be an enjoyable proposition – a change of location and home is a rewarding experience and the entire process is filled with much excitement and anticipation. Scouting around for a house or an apartment necessitates much effort to ensure that all requirements are met in terms of size, budget, location, access, proximity to schools, ...

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Waterproofing Solutions For Every Budget


With the festive season now in full swing, we homeowners are doing double duty to make our houses look beautiful and welcoming. But an attractive home is a lot more than walls painted in stunning colours. There are secret foes of long lasting beauty that could very well be creeping towards the surface of your walls even as you read ...

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How Waterproofing Helps Extend The Life Of The Structure


Waterproofing isn’t a new world phenomenon. As early as 3500 BC, the Egyptians were using bitumen emulsion to protect the tombs against the flooding of the Nile. In fact, waterproofing is among the oldest trades, third only to carpentry and masonry. And yet, even in 2016, so many of us remain treacherously unaware of its integral importance in protecting our ...

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Freedom from Dampness

Happy Homes: Freedom from Dampness

It’s India’s Independence week; and every August, this time of the year, freedom is the buzz word in our media networks, social media and institutions. But are we really free? Yes and no. Apart from the raging social and economic problems we are struggling to untangle, everyday problems like the dampness and mold in our homes are something that we ...

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Tips To Protect Your Walls From Rainwater Patches


Rains can be worrisome for your homes if correct measures aren’t taken in advance especially for your walls. Waterproofing well before the rains start is a safe way to keep those walls dry. However, at times rainwater patches may appear despite the waterproofing and you may wonder what to do next, fret not. Luckily for you here are some easy ...

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Things to Remember when moving into a New House


It is so exciting to move into a bigger and better home! Unpacking your stuff on the first day and setting it all up in the spacious home. However, the dream bubble can easily burst with just one issue, which could have been avoided had you check it out earlier. Fret not, we have been there, done that and want ...

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Advantages of Using Adhesive over Conventional Cement Method


Conventionally, a cement paste was used to adhere tiles to a surface. However, innovations in construction technology have introduced a tiling adhesive which has a percentage of cement in it, but is superlatively more effective. The problems with using conventional cement Besides the lack of efficacy, there are real problems associated with using conventional cement to affix tiles. The consistency ...

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