Starting with a fire and flood restoration business, Robert has since worked to gain skills in all areas around mould and damp.
Robert realised that in almost all cases, the cause of mould ,damp and condensation in homes was misdiagnosed and the resulting costly treatment often ineffective or missold.
Damp Detectives was formed to provide a truly unbiased and independent damp survey to show the true cause of damp, mould & condensation using scientific analysis. This means that any work that is recommended is unbiased and will only be suggested if it will actually resolve the source of the problem.
Robert Horne is a CSRT surveyor with the Property Care Association and is CSDD qualified – certified surveyor in damp detection – For more information please visit www.property-care.org.
He also acts as single joint expert in Civil Court disrepair cases and attends the All Party parliamentary Group (APPG) on Healthy Homes in the UK.
Are you moving to a new house or flat? Have your new home checked for damp and mould with our House Buyer Damp Survey. No one can hide the damp from us. And because we are independent and unbiased we have no connection with any remedial work.
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.
I went to Robert frustrated as I have had ongoing damp and mould for years in my flat that my service provider has constantly blamed on condensation from my lifestyle and hence refused to help me to solve. I was desperate as I now have a baby and mould has even grown on her cot. Robert immediately understood my difficult situation and was able to fit me in quickly. After a detailed and expert survey in my flat and my neighbour’s who also had severe damp he was able to conclude that the cause was not lifestyle or condensation but a leak in the roof that the service provider needs to fix. Knowing that I was going to use his survey to press my service provider into action he set some up data loggers which recorded the humidity in my flat over a two period to provide some extra data and graphs that my service provider will not be able to avoid. He’s taken a massive weight off my shoulders and allowed me to take control of the situation with my service provider.
I would recommend Robert’s service to anyone looking to buy a property who wanted to be sure it was in good order, or anyone living with damp and mould. Having spent the last three years becoming more and more frustrated with the property management agency responsible for maintenance in my block of flats, I now have an understanding of the root causes of my flat’s problem, and evidence which will hopefully resolve the situation once and for all. Robert is really friendly and understanding and very methodical in his approach