Damp Surveys Manchester

Nigel Howarth 07792 888 146
Independent Qualified Mould & Damp Surveyor

Nigel is our head Independent Damp Surveyor in the Manchester area of the UK, covering Postcodes WA, M, SK, HX, OL, HD BB, BL.

His qualifications make him an expert in inspections of;

  • rising damp
  • penetrating damp
  • DPC installation
  • plastering issues
  • condensation
  • timber assessment of a wide variety of issues that can effect different hardwood and softwood timbers

As an Independent Damp Specialist he will advise you on the correct course of action to take on these issues that effect damp. Using a variety of different tools and advanced knowledge of damp and mould issues, he will find you the cause of your damp and mould problem without selling you any unnecessary extras.

Many firms often offer a free damp survey with the purpose of selling you extras that could cost you thousands of pounds in remedial work. Here at Damp Detectives, we are only interested in finding the true cause of your damp and mould issues. If necessary we may advise on any work that you may need to fix it, but will never pressure you, saving you money. We are confident that you will be completely satisfied with your damp survey as many of our passed customers have been.


Will Adwas

“Your surveyor was excellent, and his advice easy to understand and very thorough. Would recommend to anyone in need of an honest, unbiased survey. Thanks!”

Terry Ho

“Excellent, the surveyor  provided us with  a very professional advice and report. Will definitely recommend him to others in the future.”

How much does an Independent Damp Survey cost?

As each property and situation is completely unique, we unfortunately can’t offer customers a fixed price for a Manchester damp survey on our website. The cost of the survey will be discussed with you during your initial conversation with Nigel where he can gain an understanding of the property and the issues that you are facing. This process can be done via phone calls or emails with images of the property sent back and forth as much as required. Once you decide that you would like a survey carried out, Nigel can supply you with an initial idea of the cost of the survey. As a general guide these surveys often cost less than the cost of a basic home buyer’s survey, providing excellent value for money.

Can a Damp Survey be carried out on my premises?

Nigel can conduct damp surveys on a variety of different premises including residential and commercial properties. Whether you own a residential property, rent or own a property for business purposes, Nigel will provide a thorough survey which will include a report afterwards which explains his findings in detail.

How does the process work?

The first step is to contact Nigel for an informal discussion of your situation and property. This can be done either by phone or by filling out the contact form to the right of the screen. At this point he can provide you with an idea of how much the survey will cost. If you then decide that you would like to go ahead with the damp survey, Nigel will arrange to come and visit the property and if necessary liaise with tenants, estate agents or the property owners to gain access to the property and undertake the survey.

The survey itself normally takes 3 hours for a small residential property. Nigel  will investigate the main areas for concern that you discussed previously and he will also conduct a wider inspection of the entire property so that nothing is missed. He will also take a look at any remedial actions which might have taken place in the property and will investigate to see of these have had an effect on the property.

After the visit, Nigel will run through his findings with you and if requested, will generate a written report that can be used for your own reference. At this time if necessary, he will advise on any work or steps that need to be conducted to help resolve the problem.

If you need a non biased, Independent Damp and Mould Survey that you can trust, contact Nigel today by calling 07792 888146 or fill out the contact form.

Benefits Of Having An Independent Damp Survey

  • No hidden agendas or sales targets, our solutions are tailored to your specific issue.
  • All damp surveyors are trained to our exacting standards
  • No pressure sales, friendly UK local surveyors ready to discuss your requirements
  • Clear and comprehensive reports, reporting available for insurance purposes

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Fantastically helpful and friendly from the first phone call.
They grave a complete walk-through of what they’ll do, how long it’d likely take and fair set price.

Bradley B

Couldn’t of been more thorough or informative. Our surveyor Lyndon was amazing and provided us with the reassurance we needed and a concise plan of attack to solve our damp problems. Worth every penny!

Michael Langley