If you believe your home is suffering from damp or condensation problems (but you’re unsure of whether it’s condensation, rising damp or penetrating damp) it’s incredibly important that the problem in your home is diagnosed correctly in order to ensure a precise treatment.
Rising damp is one of the most common problems in the home to be wrongly diagnosed. The Building Research Advisory Service stated, “The diagnosis of rising damp needs careful and systematic thought because it can easily be confused with penetrating dampness and condensation. The Building Research Establishment (BRE) has suggested that only 10% of the dampness problems it investigates are attributable to rising damp.”
The best way to diagnose your problem area is to take note of the symptoms and causes of both the damp in your home and decide which type of damp can relate to the problem you are currently experiencing. However, an investigation into the type of dampness is advised in order to avoid misdiagnosis. This should also be done as soon as possible in order to prevent the problem from getting worse.
If you’re experiencing condensation problems then turn to EnviroVent’s energy efficient ventilation solutions. EnviroVent have a whole range of ventilation products that are designed to minimise the amount of moisture in the home. Positive Input Ventilation (PIV), a concept designed to filter fresh air throughout the home, can completely diminish your humidity-based problems.