Midlands
Paul and Tracy Britton 07739 426 439
Independent Qualified Mould and Damp Surveyors

Independent Damp Surveyors for the Midlands

With an average of 178 days of rain per year, a big issue affecting properties in the Midlands 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 and Tracy are CSDD qualified (Certified Surveyor in Damp Detection) and cover 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.

We specialise in:

  •  Rising Damp,
  •  Penetrating damp
  •  Condensation and mould
  •  Insect infestation in hard and soft wood timbers

Who Are Their Clients?

Paul and Tracy are extremely experienced in helping with a variety of clients and provide a fully independent service.  Paul and Tracy will never sell anything extra other than their 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 and Tracy are part of a national independent company, and as such will ensure that you receive a high quality service that will identify the cause of your mould and damp problems.

Ethical quoting

You can contact them for an initial, no obligations assessment.  At this point they will give you an initial idea of the cost of the survey. They will also provide an overview as to what areas of the property they are 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

They aim to carry out your survey to a time that suits you. They have regular work going into several weeks but have slots so that urgent request are accommodated.

If during the initial assessment they feel that they are unable to complete the survey quickly they will let you know immediately as they aim to conduct your survey to the time requirements you have specified.

Site Visit

For a small residential property, the survey normally takes 3 hours.  If you are happy with the free assessment then they 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, they will also check on the effectiveness of remedial actions which might have taken place in the property.

Survey Report

They will capture all of the necessary information to draft a report during his visit. If you request a written report, they 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;

  • Your details
  • Details about the property being surveyed
  • Details about the Surveyor
  • Your specific instructions
  • Observations on your instructions
  • Our own observations of the property inside and out including sketch diagrams.  We can track moisture through  floors, walls and ceilings to give you an unbiased, definitive reason for any issues you are having and recommend the type of treatment.  We use the latest damp detection equipment and techniques to ensure the areas in question are thoroughly inspected.
  • Observations on elements relating to the survey (e.g. recent weather)
  • A description of the property and its orientation in the landscape and to the sun
  • What restrictions were in place that could have prevented an inspection
  • Conclusions and recommendations based on saving you time and money.

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 they are Independent and unbiased they are only working for you and are not connected to any construction company. Therefore if you need a specialist in damp, condensation or mould in Birmingham or Coventry then call Paul and Tracy Britton on 07739 426 439 or email them and solve your damp problems.

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

Testimonials

Having consulted a number of advisory agencies of this type over the years, I found their service to be very professional, confident and thorough; when they gave me advice I knew it could be trusted. I have no hesitation in recommending them.

Louise, Landlady