Once you’ve diagnosed what type of damp you are dealing with you can then take the appropriate action to remove it. If you’ve got penetrating damp you will need to get whatever is causing the leak or water ingress fixed. If your home is suffering from rising damp your specialist advisor will probably already have surveyed the property and determined the extent of the damage. Treatment for rising damp involves either a chemical or osmotic Damp Proofing Course (DPC) or a new damp membrane.
Injected via holes in the masonry, the DPC repels water whilst a damp membrane acts as a physical barrier to stop damp. The area or areas inside the house affected by the rising damp probably will need to be re-plastered with a salt-retardant plaster and new skirting boards will probably need to be fitted.
It is essential that you deal with damp as quickly as possible to prevent mould from forming; mould spores can be a health hazard especially if you are asthmatic or suffer with allergies. What’s more, once you’ve successfully dealt with the damp any musty smell relating to it will also vanish.
The most effective way to remove condensation damp is to correctly ventilate your property. If you think about it, each day we create an awful lot of moisture in our homes though the following:
If we don’t expel all the excess moisture we create out of the home, it will be left lurking inside, usually ending up in the coldest places of the house such as windows, doors etc. By fitting a whole house ventilation system and correctly ventilating your home, condensation dampness will disappear and your damp areas will dry out, ready for redecoration. The whole house ventilation system will effectively remove condensation dampness and leave you with a healthy indoor environment every day of the year.
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