Damp Problems

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Damp problems

No property is safe from damp problems, so it is important to understand the different types of damp a property can suffer from to effectively prevent or treat any issues.

On this page you will find useful hints and tips on identifying different signs of damp problems and the correct way to remedy them.

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Everyday damp problems

Three types of damp problem make up the vast majority of cases our surveyors investigate. These are:

Understanding the difference between these main types of damp problems can be challenging without the proper training, but if damp on your walls is coming up from the ground, then this would indicate rising damp. If moisture is coming in through the roof or higher up the walls then it is likely to be a penetrating damp issue. Finally, if you are noticing water droplets on windows and walls along with black mould growth, condensation is probably the cause.

Symptoms of damp problems

The most common indicators of damp problems affecting your property are as follows:

  • Peeling wallpaper
  • Water marks
  • Damaged plaster
  • Black mould
  • Damp patches

The most common reasons for the symptoms above include poor ventilation, plumbing leaks, a failed damp proof course and water ingress from blocked guttering and broken roof tiles.

Damp problems - hints and tips

If your property has a damp problem the first thing to do is find out where the moisture is coming from. When the source has been cured, any problems caused by damp will need to be assessed then treated. Treatment for damp can be drastically different depending on the damage caused so it is always recommended to get a professional opinion. To find out more, why not visit our damp treatment web page.

Talk to Peter Cox about damp problems

If you have damp problems in your property and you need to speak with a damp proofing expert then call Peter Cox today on 0800 633 5712 to request a damp survey.

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