Minimising water damage to your timber items is a simple process that begins with a manufacturer and ends with a homeowner following some simple tips.
Before you purchase any coated timber products that will surely live in your home for many years to come, we need to discuss the potential problems often encountered in kitchens, bathrooms and other high moisture areas – Water Damage. Water damage more often than not is silent; until one day you may notice a delaminated, discoloured panel or black growth of mould or fungi underneath a timber coating. At this stage you may be quite annoyed and wondering how much it will cost to dispose of the item and have to replace it with a new one.
Here is what we recommend to help minimise any damage to timber articles. Let’s begin with how manufacturers can prevent discolouration. Manufacturers can prevent discolouration of timber by being aware of the causes and taking precautionary steps to minimise its occurrence in this field:
So what preventative action, you as the homeowner can do to minimise any mould and fungi from forming after you bring the item home. The best preventative action for the long life of any coated timber article is the familiar acronym TLC (Tender Loving Care). Take the following precautionary steps to keep water damage at bay:
Following these handy tips will not only help minimise water damage, but ensure your coated article looks great for years to come. For more information on water damage contact your Mirotone’s Technical Services.
Note: The above statements are based on years of research and experience Mirotone has had from laboratory testing to infield feedback. Precautionary statements highlighted in this article will help reduce the incidence of these types of problems from occurring.