With an average of 178 days of rain per year, a big issue affecting properties in Birmingham is keeping the rain water out of your property. Woodworm, dry or wet rot and black mould are all problems caused by damp and condensation and prevention of these issues and more is the job of Paul and Tracy.
Who are they?
Paul is CSDD qualified (Certified Surveyor in Damp Detection) and covers postcodes WS, WV, B, DY, WR, & CV including Birmingham, Coventry, Worcester, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Cannock and surrounding areas.
Damp Detectives is a national company with a strict regime when it comes to ensuring that the clients needs are met, and that surveys carried out are vigorous, accurate and transparent to the customer. As a general guide these surveys cost less than a basic home buyers survey so they are excellent value for money for properties suffering from damp. Their customers come from both private and commercial sectors.
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Who Are Their Clients?
Paul is extremely experienced in helping with a variety of clients and provide a fully independent service. Paul will never sell anything extra other than his expert advise and will never advise any work on a property which is unnecessary.
With both commercial and private customers, our damp detectives carry out surveys that are vigorous, accurate and transparent to the customer. These surveys are excellent value for money and cost less than a basic home buyers survey. Also, being a national company, Damp Detectives have a strict regime when it comes to ensuring that our client’s needs are met.
How Do They Work?
Paul is part of a national group of independent damp surveyors, and as such will ensure that you receive a high quality service that will identify the cause of your mould and damp problems.
You can contact him for an initial, no obligations assessment. At this point he will give you an initial idea of the cost of the survey. He will also provide an overview as to what areas of the property he is likely to need access to and inform you of what will be needed to be inspected. This will form the contract between you and will be sent to you by email.
Quick Response Time
His aim to carry out your survey to a time that suits you. He has regular work going into several weeks but have slots so that urgent requests are accommodated.
If during the initial assessment he feels that he is unable to complete the survey quickly they will let you know immediately as his aim to conduct your survey to the time requirements you have specified.
For a small residential property, the survey normally takes 3 hours. If you are happy with the free assessment then he 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. If necessary, he will also check on the effectiveness of remedial actions which might have taken place in the property.
He will capture all of the necessary information to draft a report during his visit. If you request a written report, He will then send this to you via email in a PDF format within 5-7 days from the receipt of payment, which is due on completion of the survey.
The report includes a variety of elements including a wider scope survey of the entire property as well as;
If you need further clarification on anything in the report or if you are unsatisfied with their findings, they will arrange as many appointments as needed to help clarify anything. All revisits are subject to an additional reduced fee.
Because he is Independent and unbiased He is only working for you and is not connected to any construction company. Therefore if you need a specialist in damp, condensation or mould in Birmingham or Coventry then call Paul Britton on 07739 426 439 or email him and solve your damp problems.
Damp and mould can make you more likely to have respiratory infections, … babies and children, elderly people and those with existing skin problems may suffer the most.
Richard attended the property to investigate long standing damp issues following extensive extensions to the property. His surveyor was professional and he explained, in layman terms, each aspect of his review. He was able to identify the issue and recommend remedies other than the default “new damp proof course” as suggested by others. Great to have a truly independent survey.
I am really glad I found damp detectives, having independent advice is invaluable. I made the rookie mistake of using a damp proofing company to do a survey, suddenly went from a small penetrative damp problem to a massive expensive rising damp issue but with no real investigation. Luckily I found DD, they gave me good advice on what the issues were, cost effective ways to resolve them and also good tips for managing the property. I would highly recommend them.