You know Winter is here when you look outside the window and it’s raining.. again.. for the 4th day in a row. It’s ok though because you don’t have anything to do today so you can just stay home and stay nice and dry right? But what if your home has been affected by the rain outside? Could the pouring rain be causing damage to your home?
Rain can be the main cause of penetrating damp, the most common damp problem to affect external walls of buildings. This occurs when rain water has leaked into a building’s walls or ceilings.
Defective guttering, damages pipes, cracked rendering, aged brick walls and roof damage can all be possible defects that can lead to penetrating damp.
Penetrating damp can penetrate all the way through walls and ceilings, along with causing moss growth, frost damage, increased heat loss and unsightly condensation ‘black spot mould’. It can also contribute to the cause of wood rot to any timbers that come in contact with the wet walls and ceilings.
To be able to treat penetrating damp, the first step is to identify the cause.
If you think your home could be suffering with penetrating damp, contact Peter Cox, our surveyors can advise you on the most cost-effective solution for your requirements.