Dry Rot!

dry rot

One family was warned that there was damp in a home they were buying. They talked to the Vendor and he said he would put it right. He didn’t and 4 years later they have a major dry rot problem. The lesson of the story is Call Damp Detectives before you buy your next home to make sure all hidden damp is identified.

Can I get good damp advice from a free survey?

Free Surveys ” Good or Bad ” This is an extract from Which ?

“We did see some good practice in our damp-proofing investigation (published in Which? in January 2012), but overall in two thirds of cases the companies recommended unnecessary or inappropriate treatment, or missed the problem completely, according to our three damp experts.

If you are considering getting a “free survey” done, make sure you get at least three companies to come to your property and quote for the work before you choose the best deal. If there are inconsistencies in the type of work recommended, or if you are concerned that the companies may be recommending unnecessary treatment, consider getting an independent damp specialist to assess your home.

An independent damp specialist will have no vested interest in recommending unnecessary work so can give you an unbiased opinion on what kind of remedial treatment is necessary – however this could cost between £100 and £750″

The Investigation by Which? Shows that the safe reliable way to solve you damp and mould problems permanently is to contact an Independent Damp Specialist such as Damp Detectives www.dampdetectives.co.uk

Independent Damp Surveyor now In Wales

Damp Detectives is so successful that we are continuing to expand the areas that we cover in the UK. We would like to welcome Matt George who is your specialist surveyor for mould, damp and condensation problems in Wales.

How to treat surface mould

If you have surface mould on walls or surfaces you can clean it off with a soapy solution and flush the mould away. Don’t use bleach or other chemicals which can cause health problems on their own. The World Health Organisation agrees with this on their report View Report

Mould is caused by damp, whether on a surface or a damp environment. You can clean it off as many times as you like but new mould will continue to form whilst the damp problem exists. The best way to combat mould and damp is to locate the source so call www.dampdetectives.co.uk now and get mould out of your life.

Mould ,Damp and Human health WHO report

Sufficient epidemiological evidence is available from studies conducted in different countries and under different climatic conditions to show that the occupants of damp or mouldy buildings, both houses and public buildings, are at increased risk of respiratory symptoms, respiratory infections and exacerbation of asthma this is taken from the summary of the WHO report GUIDLINES FOR INDOOR AIR QUALITY DAMPNESS AND MOULD. This study from experts from around the world confimrs that people living in damp and mouldy conditions can suffer from health problems.