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Fed up with damp issues?

Damp and mould forms due to the presence of excess moisture caused by factors such as condensation, rain water seeping into a property or rising damp where moisture from the ground travels up through the walls by capillary action. There are three main causes of damp problems within the home, all of which can be prevented and remedied: rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation damp. If your property has a damp issue it's very important you find the source and determine what type of damp it is.

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Do you have these problems?

Damp can form quickly so it's important to be aware of any signs of damp. 
 
If you have these problems:
 
A musty smell
Walls feeling damp or cold
Excessive condensation around windows
Discoloured patches on walls
Plaster and paint deteriorating
 
Arrange a free home survey. One of our local experts will contact you to learn more about your problems, offer free expert advice and make recommendations for a permanent solution.
 
Damp can be a serious problem as it can cause damage to a buildings infrastructure. It is a problem that can affect any home no matter how large or small, damp is miserable to live with and a threat to health if left untreated.
 
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Solve your damp problems today

Contact us today and one of our local experts will contact you to learn more about your damp problems, offer free expert advice and arrange a free home survey.

During the free survey, we will:

  • Assess any damp, mould or condensation problems in your property
  • Take readings of the relative humidity levels
  • Identify any underlying problems and make recommendations for a permanent solution

By taking our expert advice and using our solutions, you can count on a permanent fix to your damp problems.

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Condensation damp

Condensation damp is the most common form of damp, it forms easily and quickly but can also be eliminated a lot more easily than penetrating or rising damp with proper ventilation.

Condensation occurs when moist air comes into contact with a colder surface like a wall, window, mirror etc. The air can't hold the moisture and tiny drops of water appear.

Ventilation is the most effective way of eliminating condensation damp. Extractor fans put a stop to these issues, by design they eliminate excess moisture in the air which in turn removes condensation, keeping your home well ventilated, free of condensation and related damp issues.

We know that no two properties are the same which is why it is important to ensure the right product is specified and installed correctly. This is why we offer a free home survey as standard to ensure the correct product is installed.

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Penetrating damp and rising damp

Penetrating damp

Is caused by water leaking through walls. It tends to happen as a result of structural problems, such as faulty guttering or roofing, or cracks in external walls. The first sign of penetrating damp that you may see could be a watermark that appears on your decoration. With penetrating damp, damp patches will grow as the water continues to enter.

Rising damp

Is a relatively rare form of damp that affects the walls of buildings. It occurs when moisture from the ground level travels up through the walls by capillary action. Generally rising damp is first noticed by the damage it causes to the internal walls of a building. Plaster and paint can deteriorate and any wallpaper tends to loosen. A visible stain often appears on the wall in the form of a tide mark at the point where the ground water has reached. 

It is advisable for a professional to tackle a penetrating or rising damp issue to properly identify the root cause. 

Contact a ventilation specialist today and we can assess your needs and advice on the best solution or product for you. 

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Damp is a big issue for the UK

  • Each year the average UK home copes with around 25,000 gallons of rain water, so it is no surprise that damp can become a big problem for many of us in the UK
  • Damp problems tend to be at their worse during the winter however if left unresolved damp can be an issue all year round
  • Many cases of damp are not as serious as they look, however, damp can have a detrimental effect on our health especially if you suffer from respiratory problems or asthma
  • Damp can be costly, you may have to pay a professional to resolve the issue, after you have wasted money trying to fix it yourself or on high energy bills trying to keep the damp down
  • Having any home improvements such as triple glazing or cavity wall insulation installed? As you ‘seal up’ your property to conserve energy, you may be reducing the ventilation and increasing the chance of damp issues
  • When buying a property ensure you always get a damp survey or get a copy of a recent one from the seller. Plus ask what damp proof courses have been carried out on the property

If left untreated, damp could lead to mould growth and depending on the type of damp, even structural damage. Acting fast to the problem and taking action will save you time, money and safeguard your health.

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